Learn the latest findings regarding the neuroscience of trauma in assault survivors, effective techniques for investigating cold cases and, the lessons learned in the testing and prosecution of Memphis’ inventory of sexual assault kits.
6 p.m. Memphis Bioworks, Medical Center area, 20 Dudley Street between Madison and Union. Parking garage at Union and Dudley.
Impact of violent trauma on survivors with emphasis on new understanding of neuroscience, physical response and best practice for community response.
Dr. Nancy Hardt, former director UT Institute for Women's Health and expert on community response to trauma, and Kelly Taylor, a Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Program Manager and Coordinator at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.
This even is free and open to the public.
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