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Lecture to Address Family Violence

Posted on October 6th, 2006

Walter H. Smith

A psychologist who works with issues of domestic violence will give a guest lecture and lead a one-day conference on the topic at Eastern Mennonite University.

Walter H. Smith, a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, will speak on “Surprises in Researching Family Violence” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in room 123 of the seminary building at EMU.

Dr. Smith, who is also an adjunct associate professor of psychology at Duquense University, has been invited to offer his observations on the Amish school shootings as well as the predation of Rep. Tom Foley and its handling in Congress.

Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk, associate seminary dean, and Dr. Tom Dodson, associate professor in EMU’s master of arts in counseling program, will respond to Smith’s address.

The presentation is open to the public free of charge.

All-Day Conference

On Friday, Oct. 13, the Shenandoah Family Systems Network is hosting an all-day conference with Smith that will focus on the impact of child abuse and family violence. The conference is designed for those practicing in the fields of counseling and psychology.

The conference will run 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be held in Martin Chapel in the seminary building.

For more information and registration details, visit www.shenfamilysystems.org or call Kenton T. Derstine, 540-432-4565.

The lecture and conference are sponsored by the Shenandoah Anabaptist Scientific Society and the Shenandoah Family Systems Network.

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