Speaker line up for Precursors to Violence: Identifying, De-escalating, and Reducing Women’s Risks


Sigma will present the program Precursors to Violence: Identifying, De-escalating, and Reducing Women’s Risks parallel to the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).

Date: Monday, 11 March 2019
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. (1430-1600)
Location: Second Floor of the Church Center for the United Nations, located at 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, USA

About the Presentation:
Globally, direct and indirect violence against women is on the rise. The World Health Organization estimates that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Remaining unreported are instances of incivility, bullying, or threats of violence. This session illuminates the precursors to violence against women. Presenters will teach critical, practical skills for understanding and quickly identifying the underlying causes of incivility/bullying behaviors at home, work, or in social settings. Participants will learn de-escalation techniques when confronted with these behaviors and how to statistically determine a woman’s personal risk level for life-threatening physical violence.

Speakers include:


Jacquelyn Campbell
Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN | Professor, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, is the Anna D. Wolf Chair and a Professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and was an IOM/AAN Scholar in Residence at the National Academy of Medicine/NAM) where she participated in the RWJF Health Policy Fellows’ DC policy training. Her 14 major federally-funded collaborative research investigations (NIH, NIJ, DoD, DOJ, OVW, CDC) have included studies of domestic violence homicide and improving the criminal justice and healthcare response to intimate partner violence (IPV) as well as the multiple health outcomes of experiencing violence.

Elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2000, she was the founding co-chair of the NAM Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence and is on the Board of Directors of Futures Without Violence, served on the boards of five domestic violence shelters, and is currently a member of the Baltimore DV Fatality Review Committee. Dr. Campbell has published more than 250 articles and seven books. She has extensive policy-related service, including testimony at congressional briefings and before the Senate, as well as policy and research agenda setting meetings with NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, DHHS Office on Women’s Health, the Department of Justice (OVW), the Department of Defense, the World Bank, WHO, and the American Academy of Nursing. As well as WHO and the World Bank, her global experience includes consultation on gender-based violence and women’s health and training for junior scholars in Tanzania, South Africa, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Lebanon, Egypt, and Zambia.    
Cheri Clancy
Cheri Clancy, MSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CPX | Founder, Cheri Clancy & Associates, LLC

Cheri is a nurse entrepreneur, speaker, and author. She is the founder of Cheri Clancy & Associates, LLC, a patient experience coaching firm that uses hard science as a catalyst for soft skill leadership development. She is also adjunct faculty at Rutgers University School of Nursing. Cheri has spoken across the US on various leadership topics including emotional intelligence, patient experience, body language, critical conversations, and resilience.  

Cheri is committed to promoting empathy in healthcare. Cheri has published numerous articles on leadership topics and most recently published her second book with Sigma titled Critical Conversations in Healthcare, Second Edition. Cheri was also a faculty member in Sigma’s 2018 online course Bullying in the Workplace: Solutions for Nursing Practice.

She is a member of many professional organizations, including the Society of Emotional Intelligence, New Jersey State Nurses Association, The Beryl Institute, The NeuroLeadership Institute, and The American Organization of Nurse Executives. She was featured as the "Leader to Watch" in the American Organization of Nurse Executive's The Voice of Nursing Leadership journal and was the recipient for the 2018 New Jersey Nursing Beacon of Light Award.

Cheri holds a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, an MS degree in administration from California College, and an MSN in organizational leadership from American Sentinel University. She also completed the Wharton’s Executive Nurse Leadership Program.
Laura Dzurec
Laura Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN | Senior Scholar, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Laura Dzurec is Senior Scholar in the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. Previously, she served as Dean at Widener University, Kent State University, and the University of Connecticut and held various posts at Oregon Health Science University, University of Maine, The Ohio State University, Kent State University, and Case Western Reserve University. She is a Fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Dzurec earned her BS at the University of Connecticut, her MS from The Ohio State University, and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Her research methods expertise is in qualitative, mixed methods, and post-structuralist approaches. Dr. Dzurec serves on numerous advisory boards, panels, and committees with Sigma, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing. Her extensive research in workplace bullying has extended understanding of this complex phenomenon and contributed to building ways to address it more effectively.

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