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Join Dr. Elizabeth Gray, LCSW, CADCI,CA for a discussion on the connections between suicide and violence within the military community

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Mon Jul 15 2024

<div>Join Dr. Elizabeth Gray, LCSW, CADCI,CA for a discussion on the connections between suicide and violence within the military community</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Join the NOVA/NCVLI team as we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Gray for an interactive discussion on the various connections between suicide and violence, and how this relates to the military community</p><p>Suicide. Violence. Both are complicated public health crises on their own. But, when combined, what changes in the way advocates or agencies respond? Join us as we explore the connections between suicide and violence within the military community, to address biases, discover resources, and build confidence.</p><p></p><h3>Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Gray, LCSW, CADCI, CA</h3><p>Dr. Elizabeth “Gizzy” Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor and a Credentialed Advocate. She serves the Defense Suicide Prevention Office as the Assistant Director of Policy and Legislation by using her two decades of service to military service members and their families to build prevention policies that allow the Armed Forces to reduce the number of suicides.</p><p> Dr. Gray’s experience includes a range of expertise in mental health, trauma response, suicidality, addictions, child abuse and intimate partner violence. Her passion is ethical clinical and advocacy practices and creating education that positively impacts the lives of victims of violence and trauma. She is the developer of the Advocacy for Firearm Awareness and Risk training which focuses on increasing comfort in and likelihood of advocates serving IPV victims to discuss firearms with their clients. She is a vocal advocate for equality and equity at all ranks, through all genders, sexual preferences and all races. </p><p>Dr. Gray earned Doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus in ethics from Drexel University. Additionally, she has earned a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina and attended the University of Wyoming for a Bachelor of Social Work. She has additional certificates in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Instructional Methods. Dr. Gray lives in Virginia with her partner, three daughters and way too many pets. For fun, she likes to travel to explore cultures, customs and to try new cuisines. </p><p></p><p>For questions contact :</p><p>Angela Duhon MSCJ/FP, CA</p><p>Military/Civilian Victim Services Program Manager</p><p></p><p></p><p>The intended audience is <strong>civilian professionals working with military-connected individuals</strong></p><p>“This project was supported by Award No. 2019-TA-AX-K019 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. The opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication, conference agenda, or product, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice.”</p></div></div>


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