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Domestic Violence Expert to speak at K-State

Thursday, February 15, 2007

MANHATTAN -- Sandra M. Stith has spent her life trying to understand and heal domestic violence. Her work has expanded to include date rape, intergenerational transmission of violence and domestic violence and the single soldier.

Stith, the 2007 College of Human Ecology Alumni Fellow, will discuss her pioneering couples' therapy program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Hoffman Lounge at Kansas State University's Justin Hall.

Her presentation, "Couples' Treatment to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence," is open to the public.

A professor and the director of the marriage and family therapy program at Virginia Tech's Falls Church campus, she earned her master's and doctoral degrees from K-State's College of Human Ecology. She has published more than 50 articles or chapters on domestic violence and is the editor of three books.

The treatment method Stith and her colleagues developed is being used throughout the United States, Europe and in Central and South America.

Source: Jane Marshall, 785-532-5521, jpm2@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Jane Marshall

This article was posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services.