Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

Giving Science Away, Fulbright Scholarships & More - Summer 2018 Newsletter

Message from Executive Director Susan B. Sorenson - what we're doing and what's next.

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Increasing the accessibility of information about violence & abuse in relationships
A novel Center project funded by the Trustees Council of Penn Women
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Making the invisible visible
When victims come forward, what if there's no "evidence?" Strangulation, a difficult to detect abusive behavior, is the focus of national and local efforts, as well as a topic studied at the Center.

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Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo movement, was the commencement speaker for the School of Social Policy & Practice, May 14, 2018. Read more here.

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Highlights from the Athletes & Abuse Symposium, April 25, 2018. Organized by the Ortner Center and ChildUSA with multiple campus sponsors. 

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