End Abuse Awareness Breakfast

Building community awareness

In keeping with our mission to foster a community response to abuse,
AVDA hosts a free annual breakfast to build awareness of family violence.

End Abuse 2019 Awareness Breakfast

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Junior League of Houston

Please mark your calendar for AVDA’s third annual End Abuse Awareness Breakfast on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at the Junior League of Houston. Dr. Jeff Temple will deliver the keynote address on “Prevention of Teen Dating Violence and the Impact of Domestic Violence on Youth.”

Dr. Temple is a professor, licensed psychologist, and Director of Behavioral Health and Research in the Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research focuses on interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on adolescent relationship abuse. He has over 125 scholarly publications in a variety of high-impact journals including JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, a senior consulting editor for Psychology of Violence, and is on the editorial boards of five other scientific journals. Dr. Temple recently co-chaired the Texas Task Force on Domestic Violence and is now on the Board of Directors of the Texas Psychological Association.

End Abuse 2018 Awareness Breakfast

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Junior League of Houston

AVDA’s second annual End Abuse Awareness Breakfast built awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in our community and provided information on local resources for victims of family violence.

The Junior League of Houston ballroom was filled to capacity with 300+ guests, many of whom were learning about AVDA for the first time. Carter Dugan and Rachel Roosth, both with Norton Rose Fulbright, Presenting Sponsor, co-chaired the event with KPRC-TV Meteorologist Khambrel Marshall serving as emcee.

Keynote speaker Mark Wynn, a nationally acclaimed domestic violence expert, spoke about his childhood experiences of growing up with family violence. Wynn shared that as a lieutenant with the Nashville police force, he learned to “apply gentle, relentless pressure on law enforcement and the judicial system to change the culture and not rob children of their futures.”

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End Abuse 2017 Awareness Breakfast

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Junior League of Houston

More than 200 supporters, community partners, and guests gathered at the inaugural End Abuse 2017 Awareness Breakfast on Tuesday, April 25. The event’s Co-Presenting Sponsors were Higginbotham and Independent Bank with additional support provide d by Function4 and Quasar Data Center. The Awareness Breakfast featured keynote speaker Dr. Amy Bonomi, Michigan State University Professor and Chair of the Human Development & Family Studies Department, and a nationally recognized expert on sexual and domestic violence. Dr. Bonomi delivered a compelling presentation about the realities of domestic violence and solutions to address the issue.
AVDA also premiered a video featuring Houston Texans player DeAndre Hopkins sharing his own experience with family violence. Hopkins has been a true supporter of AVDA by appearing in AVDA’s billboard campaign against domestic violence, speaking at a youth outreach event, and encouraging others to match his personal contribution through the TD Challenge. The program also included a video featuring testimonials from former AVDA clients.

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