During pandemic, dramatic increases in intimate partner violence

Incidences of violence against intimate partners have risen dramatically in Tarrant County during the coronavirus pandemic.

In fact, there have been more intimate partner homicides in the county since March than is typical for an entire year, according to experts from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Today, Friday, July 10, five social workers will take part in an online panel discussion on “Covid-19, Diversity and Social Work Practices.” The event is hosted by the UTA’s School of Social Work and begins at 2 p.m.

The panel includes:

  • Carmen Charles, Safe Haven of Tarrant County
  • Chris Hinojosa, JPS Health System
  • Adrienne Jonson, Children’s Health
  • Dawnetta Smith, Assistant Dean, School of Social Work
  • Michelle Young, UTA Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies

The discussion is available via Zoom and Facebook Live. Please register at https://bit.ly/3i5H93E. The event is free and open to the public. For accommodations, please email at sswspecialevents@uta.edu.

Assistant Professors Rachel Voth Schrag, Tracy Orwig and Marcela Nava will moderate the panel.

This is the second in a series of conversations hosted by the UTA School of Social Work to bring awareness to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on race relations, health care disparities and other social issues. The final discussion in the three-part series is scheduled for 2 p.m. on July 16 and will air on the same digital platforms.

-Written by Valerie Fields Hill, School of Social Work

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