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New in 2021, DVSN presents its virtual Speaker Series!

Join us for insightful discussions and informative presentations on domestic violence related subjects.

DVSN’s Speaker Series will be hosted on Zoom.

Registration required!

Click the button below to register for the January Panel and receive Zoom details.

JANUARY 28, 2021, 7pm-8pm via ZOOM
The Chaos of COVID: A Tsunami of Needs in the Wake of the Crisis

A panel of DVSN’s community partners describe how COVID-19 has seriously affected basic needs, compounding the trauma of abuse and curtailing efforts to plan for safety.

Bethany Hadvab, Board of Health Social Worker for Sudbury

Bethany is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) who has served the Sudbury community since 2016. She has a background in trauma-informed care and has served as a therapist, case manager, community organizer, and clinical director in a variety of settings, including municipalities, therapeutic schools, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics. Bethany’s goals as a social worker are to foster hope, growth and self-sufficiency. 

Jeanine Calabria, Executive Director of Open Table

Jeanine leads the 32-year-old grassroots organization that addresses hunger and food insecurity in the local community. She has transformed OT to be responsive to the current food needs in the area by diversifying the program offerings. A strong belief that all people should have access to healthy food has led to more mobile programs – getting food to people rather than people to food. Jeanine has worked on college campuses leading international student and scholar programming and more recently has conducted nutritional coaching and cooking classes. She is currently writing a memoir cookbook that she hopes to have published soon.

Detective Ian Spencer, Lincoln Police Department School Resource Officer

Ian has been the liaison for the Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Minuteman Regional Technical High School, The Carroll School, and the Birches School since 2010. He collaborates regularly with administrators, social workers, psychologists, and students and serves on various school-based committees and advisory groups that address racism, inequity, and school safety and security. Ian is also an FBI trained forensic artist.  He supports investigators across New England with the creation of forensic images used to assist in the identification of individuals not known to the police.  He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Lasell University.  His wife, Melissa, is a fifth-grade special educator, and he is the proud father to his 11-year-old daughter, Lilly.

MARCH 2021: The Devastating Impact of DV on Children

Details coming soon!

MAY 2021: Restraining Orders & Navigating the Court System

Details coming soon!