friday, APRIL 7, 2017

8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Registration is now closed due to reaching capacity.  Please email if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

 Sponsored By



author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment.



The Many Faces of Family Violence Conference is an all-day event presented by The Safe Center, The Nassau County Executive’s Task Force on Family Violence and LIU Post. The conference attracts professionals from throughout Nassau County and the surrounding area from the fields of education, medicine, mental health, law enforcement, child protection and social services.


This year’s Conference will focus on Domestic Violence, but will also feature workshops on various forms of interpersonal violence, including Child Abuse, Rape and Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking. Full day attendees are Social Work CEU-eligible and will receive 5 credit hours for attending.


 Registration fee

$25 per attendee includes full day of programming, 5 Social Work CEUs, conference materials and boxed lunch.


The Conference is free-of-charge to students with the student code available through your College or University. Please email with any questions.


Committee members

Lauren Burkhardt LIU Post

Jamie Essig Department of Social Services 

Catherine Flanagan Department of Social Services 

Elissa Giffords LIU Post 

Josh Hanson The Safe Center

Judy Hoffman Nassau County Police Department 

Martha Krisel Department of Social Services 

Kathy Mendall LIU Post 

Lauren Moskowitz The Safe Center 

Lauren Navarra LIU Post

Alberta Rubin The Safe Center

Lois Schwaeber The Safe Center

Anthony Zenkus The Safe Center 

Keynote speaker: Lundy Bancoft


Lundy Bancroft is an author, workshop leader and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of abuse, trauma, and recovery and has published 5 books, including the best-sellers The Batterer as Parent and Why Does He Do That? He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator and expert witness.




Serena Curry, BA Safe Harbour Coordinator, The Safe Center

Jeanette Feingold, LCSW-R, ACSW Director, Child Protective Services, Nassau County Department of Social Services

Tabitha Gallerani, LCSW Director, Anti-Human Trafficking Department, The Safe Center

Andrew Malekoff, LCSW Executive Director/CEO, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center

Vilma E. Matos, LCSW-R President, ELL Games, Inc. & Latino Immigrant Consultation

Lauren S. McCabe, LMSW Child Counselor, Children's Mental Health Services The Safe Center

Amy Meyers, PhD, LCSW Assistant Professor of Social, Work Molloy College

Scott Petersen, LMSW Social Worker, Pride for Youth

Anthony Rizzuto LMSW, CASAS Regional Director of Community Relations & Education, Seafield Center

Heather Stevenson,BBA Campus Education & Outreach Coordinator, The Safe Center

Katie Wigdzinski, LMSW Rape & Sexual Assault Counselor, The Safe Center

Anthony Zenkus, LMSW Director of Education, The Safe Center




720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

From New York City

Take Queens-Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway (I-495). Take Exit 39 and make a left at the light (Glen Cove Road north). Go north for 2 miles; turn right (east) on Northern Boulevard (Route 25A). LIU Post is 2 miles on the right.

From South Shore of Long Island

In Nassau County, take Wantagh State Parkway or Meadowbrook Parkway north to Northern State Parkway West to Exit 31 (Glen Cove Road North). At light, turn left (north) on Glen Cove Road. Proceed for 3 miles to Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), turn right (east). LIU Post is 2 miles on the right. In Suffolk County, take most convenient north-south road to the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and follow directions given from Eastern Long Island. 

BY RAILROAD: (Long Island Rail Road) 

From Pennsylvania Station, take either the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Port Jefferson train line to the Hicksville station, or the Port Washington-Manhasset line to the Great Neck or Manhasset station, or the Oyster Bay line to the Greenvale station. All of these stations, except Greenvale, have bus service to LIU Post (see below for bus information). Contact the LIRR at 516-822-5477 or visit their Web site at: for more information regarding train and bus schedules. Taxi service is available from all of these train stations. See Taxi Service below for further information.