New Hope for Women, University College Rockland, and NewVentures Maine are co-sponsoring a forum entitled "Getting Through to The Other Side: Nurturing and Guiding Children Exposed to Domestic Violence" at University College Rockland Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Steve Rowe, president and CEO of Maine Community Foundation and former Maine attorney general, and Sue Mackey Andrews, co-founder of Maine Resilience Network and winner of the 2015 Giraffe Award for "sticking out her neck" for Maine children, will deliver keynote addresses.

Designed for health care providers, educators, mental health professionals, parents and caregivers, the forum will focus on strategies that support parents in their efforts to help children exposed to domestic violence. With an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study forming the framework, attendees will gain an understanding of best practices in helping children and teens recover and thrive.

Advance registration is required and is available to 72 participants on a first-come, first-served basis at Every participant will receive a care package of community resources, and access to an array of helpful background information on the event's info-site. Staff from New Hope for Women, NewVentures Maine, and University College Rockland will be on hand for support and to answer questions.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Refreshments and networking, 3:30 to 3:55 p.m.

Steve Rowe, Effects of Domestic Violence on Children and Society; Sue Mackey Andrews, Strategies for Helping Parents and Caregivers Improve Outcomes for Children and Teens Exposed to Domestic Violence, 4 to 6 p.m.

Displays illustrating support and prevention strategies in action (student lounge), 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For further information, visit or call University College Rockland at 596-6906.