WABI quotes Armstrong in report on intimate partner violence conference

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Elizabeth Armstrong, an assistant professor in the University of Maine School of Social Work, in a report on an intimate partner violence conference in Belfast. Armstrong said the conference is, to her knowledge, the first training in the state to address new licensing requirements for social workers to complete 12 hours of continuing education or coursework on the topic. The two-day conference was held at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center and featured speakers from different outreach programs in the state. The event was held to educate those attending and recognize advances in addressing the issue of intimate partner violence, while also aiming to “build a really cohesive vision of what the ideal systems level community response could look like moving forward,” Armstrong said.