Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
PVAMC to Air The Invisible War for Sexual Assault Awareness
On April 16, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the Main Building, 5th floor, Classroom #2, the Providence VA Medical Center will host a private screening of the movie The Invisible War (directed and written by Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick/Chain Camera Pictures). The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of multiple rape victims, The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. This movie was recently screened for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012, where it was awarded audience favorite in the documentary category. See the trailer at www.invisiblewarmovie.com. Immediately following the 93-minute movie will be a 25-minute discussion/question and answer period. Carla Murchelano, personal trauma coordinator from the VA Regional office, and Sarah DeCataldo from Day One, will participate in the discussion following the movie. Two (2) CEUs will be available for MDs, Nurses, Social Workers, and psychologists. This event is open to all Veterans, their families, and all staff at the Providence VAMC.
For more information about Military Sexual Trauma (MST) to include resources and information about support, treatment, and VA services, please visit http://maketheconnection.net. You may also call Judith Berger, LICSW, Providence VAMC’s Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, at (401) 273-7100, ext. 2731.