From Trauma To Triumph – Healing The Black Community
New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 7, 2022, Spirit of Excellence – Leadership Guidance, Inc. (SOE) to host the 2022 Voice of Silence Domestic Violence Conference, “From Trauma to Triumph – Healing the Black Community.”
The Voice of Silence Domestic Violence Conference 2022 originated out of the need to end the silencing of Black women who have experienced domestic violence. Statistics disclose that Black women experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence resulting in death or serious injury when compared to other ethnic groups. Consider the pain and suffering victims endure when their support systems lack education or resources that adequately provide guidance, direction, or connections to community services to keep them safe.
Our goal is to enable participants to engage in communal support that encompasses advancing gender equity. We carry out this goal by creating strategic partnerships, enhancing training, and knowledge of domestic violence. We work toward breaking the silence, eradicating the stigma and shame associated with domestic violence.
The conference will convene at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The conference will feature plenary speaker, first responders panel discussions, keynote speakers and concurrent workshops. Networking opportunities available with conference participants, local clergy, community leaders, advocacy organizations and direct service providers.
Rev. Dr. Selina D. Carter is the Founder and Executive Director of Spirit of Excellence–Leadership Guidance, Inc., 501(c)(3) a non-profit organization for Adolescent Girls and Women. Dr. Carter is passionate about empowering others to be their true authentic self. She exhibits this passion through mentoring, creative development workshops, and seminars. One of her goals in life is to enrich, enhance and empower Adolescent Girls and Women through wholesome life-altering educational seminars, workshop’s, conferences, and educational programs.
Dr. Carter is an Adjunct Professor at Union County College and A member of the Board of Directors for Union County College Foundation. Additionally, she serves as a Chaplain Intern at JFK Hospital, Edison, NJ. After receiving her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Computer Science from Union County College, she continued her academic studies at Kean University where she received a certificate in Faith-Based Management; she later completed her Associates Degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Creative Leadership Ministries which lead to her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Somerset Christian College in New Jersey (Summa Cum Laude and Delta Epsilon Chi – Honor Society); With sights set on furthering her education, she received her Master of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey (David Graybeal Prize – Community Award) and finally obtained her Doctor of Ministry in Prophetic Urban Ministry from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Carter defended her doctoral thesis entitled “The Voice of Silence – Domestic Violence and the African America Church Response.” Dr. Carter developed a six-week training program for clergy, and lay leaders and is a certified Critical Response Team (CRT) Member for the YWCA of Union County. March 2020, Dr. Carter was Ordained by the North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Associations of New Jersey and faithfully serves as an Associate Minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, New Jersey. A survivor of domestic violence, Dr. Carter is destined to help Adolescent Girls and Women establish healthy relationships, free from violence
The Mission of Spirit of Excellence – Leadership Guidance, Inc. is to provide holistic culturally specific educational programs that promote healthy relationships for Black Adolescent Girls and Women to eradicate domestic violence and community violence in Black communities. We execute this mission through educational programs that promote healthy self-esteem, public awareness and community engagement.
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