Next week in Philadelphia: Attend the Cost of Violence National Conference on Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health

Promising to introduce a new model for addressing the cost of violence and bridging the gap between community advocates and experts in the field of behavioral health, Philadelphia’s Mothers in Charge is celebrating 10 years of violence prevention, education and intervention by hosting The Cost of Violence: National Conference on Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health Monday and Tuesday, May 6th and 7th, at the Sheraton Hotel at 201 North 17th Street in Center City.

According to organizers, the conference “will provide a results-driven environment that empowers and educates attendees,” with a lineup of “impassioned speakers, impactful and thought provoking panel discussions, and important skill-sharing workshops.”

The conference will provide tangible capacity building strategies to leaders of the anti-violence movement through networking, organizing, and information sharing, according to the event website at costofviolence.mothersincharge.org.

Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum is among speakers scheduled to present. Other workshops and forums include “Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care of Yourself while Helping Victims of Trauma” and “Effective Voices for Previously Incarcerated Fathers.”

On Tuesday evening, May 7th, you can join Mothers In Charge in celebrating a decade of service at their 10th Anniversary Commencement of Peace.

Register for the conference, the gala, or both at costofviolence.mothersincharge.org.

Learn more about the events, the organization and the founder at mothersincharge.org.

Mothers in Charge founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight, right, embraces Wayne Walker, mother of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr., last summer in North Philadelphia. Joseph Kaczmarek photographed the memorial peace walk for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Mothers in Charge founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight, right, embraces Wayne Walker, mother of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr., last summer in North Philadelphia. Joseph Kaczmarek photographed the memorial peace walk for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

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