Domestic Violence. An often volatile subject in our society that can cause people to be trapped in a dilemma of 'should I say anything' and 'is it my business' -- but, Angelo State University's Nursing Honor Society is helping clear the air with a 'Domestic Violence: Should I Report' seminar for for nurses, case managers, social workers, counselors and others who work with individuals and families affected by domestic violence.

Seminar Details:

  • Friday, February 6th
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $20 Registration fee
  • LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave.
  • Seating is limited and participants must register in advance.
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Attending nurses can earn 2.66 hours of continuing nursing education credit.

There will be presentations by Dr. Jane Dimmitt Champion, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, and 51st District Judge Barbara Walther, followed by a question-and-answer session with a panel of experts. Champion and Walther will be joined for the panel discussion by Angie Voss, Region 9 program administrator for Child Protective Services, and Dr. Rick McGraw, a licensed clinical psychologist who is CEO of Psychspring P.L.L.C. and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Jane Dimmitt Champion received her B.S.N. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, her M.S.N. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, an M.A. in bilingual/bicultural studies from UTSA, her Ph.D. in nursing from the UTSA Health Science Center, and a D.N.P. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has also completed a two-year National Institute of Health post-doctoral fellowship in Minority Women’s Health, STI and Violence at UTSA Health Science Center.

51st District Judge Barbara Walther holds a Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an associate degree from Stephens College. She is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a past member of the Criminal Justice Section Council of the State Bar of Texas. She has served as an advisory member of the Committee on Judicial Performance for the Texas Judicial Council and has been appointed to serve as a member of the Court of Criminal Appeals Education Committee.

Payment can be made in cash or by check payable to the ASU Nursing Honor Society. Participants can register in person in the ASU Department of Nursing, Room 268 of the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building on the ASU campus, or by mail to Angelo State University, c/o Nursing Honor Society, 5301 Knickerbocker Road, Suite 200, San Angelo, Texas 76904.

Financial and other support for the seminar is provided by the Nathan Flores Endowment for Continuing Nursing Education Programs, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and Shannon Medical Center.

For more information, contact Amanda Gibson in the ASU Department of Nursing at 325-942-2224.