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Seminar series on health addresses violence prevention (3-20-00)

Finding peace within a violent society will be the topic at the upcoming presentation of the Seminar Series on Health, sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Nursing and Nursing Advisory Council.

Featured speaker Margaret Brackley, Ph.D., RN, CS, director of the Center for Violence Prevention and associate professor in the nursing school, will present "Safeguarding Our Families from Violence" on Thursday, April 6, at the San Antonio Country Club.

The seminar runs from 7:45 to 9 a.m. and includes a breakfast buffet. The cost is $20 per person. Those who plan to attend should pre-register by calling (210) 567-5901. Registration deadline is March 31.

Dr. Brackley is a principal investigator and executive director of the San Antonio Safe Family Coalition and is a recognized authority on domestic violence. In San Antonio, the Safe Family Web site provides information on domestic violence, phone numbers of shelters and links to other helpful sites. The address is <http://www.ci.sat.tx.us/sapd/SAFamily.htm>.

"We need to create a community that is concerned with the safety of all its citizens, even the most vulnerable. Family violence spills over into the community and affects all of our families. In everything we say and do peace starts with each of us," Dr. Brackley said.

Contact: Will Sansom or Jennifer Lorenzo