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A social time with refreshments starts at 1:00; the meeting starts at 1:30. There is a program on social, political, or personal concerns.

Margaret Huyck is the President of the chapter.

For more information, e-mail Margaret Huyck.

Meetings

First Saturday of the month between October and May. Second Saturday in June.

Next Meeting

When: Saturday, April 4, 2015

Where:

First Unitarian Church, Chris Moore parlor (enter through the smaller doors north of the main sanctuary)
5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. (at 57th Street)
Chicago, IL 60637

Speaker:

Louis Hill, supervisor of the Elder Abuse program at Metropolitan Family Services

Program: Family Violence: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

In a world where even ordinary stress on the job or at school see battering at times, and outside influences are in constant flux, home, hearth and family are expected to remain steady as a serene and sheltering haven. Home, they say, is where the heart is. Unfortunately for many, home can be anything but a safe haven. Men and women alike may find their home a fierce battleground. Even the elderly may have reason to fear those who should be their protectors.

What do educators and professionals know about this problem and the factors that cause individuals and families to resort to harmful behaviors? How can we help families replace violent relationships with healthy ones? Please join us for a thought-provoking presentation and discussion on this subject. Topics include but are not limited to:

1. The Scope of the Problem
2. Intimate-Partner Violence
3. Elder Abuse
4. Family Restoration
5. Resources

The program organizer is Dee Speech, M.S.W., and our OWL Co-President.


Last updated April 2, 2015