Kingsbrook presents ‘Domestic Violence Education’

Kingsbrook’s Best Health School has partnered with the 71st Precinct to feature a series of educational sessions for the community this summer. On Saturday, July 22, Neighborhood Coordinating Officers Paul Parkinson and Stephen Schmitt will present “Domestic Violence Education,” discussing the importance of understanding abusive relationships and what interventions are necessary. The event will be held on Kingsbrook’s main campus at 585 Schenectady Ave. between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom.

The Neighborhood Coordinating Police Officer program was created out of the need for new methods to close the gap between cops and communities. Through this program, New York city residents get to know their neighborhood police officers in a different way.

“Domestic violence is an important issue that needs focus and discussion,” said Enid Dillard, director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “We are happy to partner with our neighborhood coordinating officers at the 71st Precinct as part of our Best Health School initiative, especially to present this important subject matter.”

For more information about the Best Health School’s educational schedule for 2017, visit www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call Kingsbrook’s Community Information Line at 718-604-5062. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the New York City Domestic Violence Hotline through 311 or 1-800-621-HOPE, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

One in three women and one in four men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Closer to home in Brooklyn, there were 27, 966 intimate partner domestic incident reports filed in 2016. The mission of the Best Health School is to provide better access to wellness information and screenings to promote healthier communities in the borough of Brooklyn. As such, the Best Health School’s education programs are an integral part of Kingsbrook’s effort to improve access to quality care and education efforts.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a medical teaching facility. Centers of excellence include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprises Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone & Joint Center provides care in joint replacement / sports medicine and the Neurosciences Institute provides care in general neurology, rehab and stroke care. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.

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