This documentary offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy's family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence.
The film will be followed by a discussion featuring experts from VCU and VCU Health: Maria Altonen, MA; Amy Cook, Ph.D.; Elizabeth "Liz" Cramer, Ph.D. Discussion will be moderated by Tameika S. McCoy, M.A., CA.
This special screening and discussion will be held in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room along with the National Library of Medicine “Confronting Violence” traveling exhibit.
Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.