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Expert on Dating Violence to Speak at NECC’s Lawrence Campus

Submitted by on March 23, 2017 – 4:12 pm

Dr. Carlos Cuevas will speak on dating violence at NECC’s Lawrence campus on Wednesday, April 12, at noon.

Dr. Carlos Cuevas, an expert on violence, victimization, and trauma, whose recent work has focused on sexual assault and dating violence among Latinos, will present a talk titled “Understanding Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Issues of Diversity Within Latino/a Victims of Violence” on Wednesday, April 12, on Northern Essex Community College’s Lawrence campus from noon to 1 p.m. as part of its STEM Speakers Series.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in room 301 in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center, 414 Common St., Lawrence.

NECC’s STEM Speaker’s Series, designed to introduce a wide range of STEM topics to the general public, is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education’s STEM Starter Academy, which is an initiative of the 15 Massachusetts community colleges to inform, engage, recruit, retain, and graduate more students in science, technology, engineering, and math, through STEM Pathway programs leading to job placement or transfer to university STEM programs.

Cuevas is an associate professor from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab who also has a private practice in Cambridge, specializing in working with victims of violence and trauma.  His recently co-edited a book titled “The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence,” which features a collection of original readings, from an international cast of experts that explore all major issues relating to the psychology of violence and aggressive behaviors.

With more than 300,000 STEM jobs expected in Massachusetts by 2018, Northern Essex is preparing tomorrow’s STEM workers with more than 40 STEM programs including biology, computer aided drafting, computer & information sciences, electronic equipment technology, engineering, health, lab science, medical laboratory technology, and physical sciences.

For additional information on Cuevas visit his website.

For additional information on the event, contact Carolyn Knoepfler, PhD, assistant dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing at or call 978-556-3541.