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teen-dating-violence-awareness-month-image_smallThe Initiative to End Family Violence Workshop:

Creating Safe Spaces: Why Trauma-Informed Care is Crucial to Teen Health


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Presented by Candace W. Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-BC, AGN-BC, FNAP
Assistant Professor, Nursing Science
University of California, Irvine

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Light lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 
Location: UCI Law School, EDU 1111, UC Irvine.
Parking is $10 in the Social Sciences Parking Structure (directions)

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The unique intersection of growth, development, and socialization occurring in adolescence imbues teen dating violence experiences with unique and pernicious risks, both long and short-term. In order to address and reduce these risks, Dr. Burton will explore possible pathways by which traumatic experiences lead to long-term health problems, as well as the principles and importance of providing trauma-informed care in the clinical setting. She will also provide an introduction to screening teens for abuse and violence.

About Candace Burton

Dr. Candace W. Burton is an Assistant Professor of Nursing Science at the University of California, Irvine and a former domestic violence advocate. She became a nurse in hope of increasing understanding of the impact of relationship-based abuse and trauma on women’s health. Her most recent research focuses on the biobehavioral and biological health effects of intimate partner violence, including genomic and epigenomic changes.