Saturday October 13, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Kathleen Bell, newly hired as the Health Care & Rehabilitation Services Community Support Specialist for the Police Social Work program, will speak at the Tuesday, Oct. 16, meeting of the Brattleboro branch, American Association of University Women at the Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., in Brattleboro.

Bell will present "Supporting Women and Families: A Different Approach to Police Work," at 7:30 p.m., preceded by an AAUW business meeting at 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Graduate Center.

The Police Social Work program connects people who have come into contact with police with community social agencies. Some of the problems may be physical abuse, substance abuse, and mental health.

Bell’s background includes work at the mental health unit of the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Windsor County Family Court, and crisis intervention services for New Beginnings.

AAUW is a national organization advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information, call Vivian Prunier at 802-387-5875.