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Sunday, December 8 • 10:35am - 11:30am
Keeping Our Communities Safe: Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community

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Sponsored by The Rita Poretsky Memorial Foundation

What does it mean to take steps to prevent sexual abuse in the Orthodox community? This panel will speak to the experiences of survivors of sexual abuse, and discuss steps that parents, educators and communities can take towards preventing abuse in the Orthodox community.

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Shira Melody Berkovits

Shira Melody Berkovits is a postdoctoral psychology fellow at Einstein’s Kennedy Center, where she works with parents and young children with trauma backgrounds. She is simultaneously completing her law degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she is a Monrad Paulson Scholar and represents adolescent defendants in the Youth Justice clinic. This past summer Shira worked at the Center for Court Innovation on issues of informed consent... Read More →

Liana Goldmintz

Liana Goldmintz, LMSW is a clinical social worker at the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program. At SAVI, Liana coordinates the Takanot Program which provides free psychotherapy to Orthodox survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Prior to working at SAVI, Liana was a training and volunteer coordinator for the SOVRI Helpline at the Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Ellen Labinsky

Dr. Ellen Labinsky received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2002. While working as Assistant Professor in the Traumatic Stress Studies Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she remains on voluntary faculty, she opened a private practice in 2003 with offices on the Upper West Side of NYC and in Teaneck, New Jersey. She has a particular expertise in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but enjoys seeing both adolescent and adult... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 10:35am - 11:30am

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