Join us for learning and networking


Identifying Domestic Violence

Cost:  Free for Hope Dental Volunteers. $10 suggested donation for non-volunteers
Date:  February 21, 2019
Time:  Dinner and networking 5:30-6:00 p.m., lecture from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location:  Hope Dental Clinic, 800 Minnehaha Avenue East, Suite 465, Saint Paul, MN 55106

This class is appropriate for appropriate for all clinicians and students.

If you are interested in registering, please contact Jessica Flotterud.

What you’ll learn        

Participants will learn to identify the cycle of domestic violence and the various forms of domestic violence, including physical, emotional, sexual, reproductive, and financial abuse. Participants will also learn about the warning signs of domestic violence, with a strong focus on warning signs specific to dental professionals, in addition to information about how to screen dental patients for abuse and how to work with patients who disclose or deny abuse. Finally, participants will learn about various local resources to offer patients who may be experiencing domestic violence, including shelters, legal assistance, and counseling options.


Women’s Advocates is a domestic violence shelter for women and children, based in St. Paul but providing services to residents from all across Minnesota and numerous other states. They provide housing, mental health therapy, support groups, connections to employment and financial assistance, legal assistance, and more to nearly 50 women and children daily. Their aftercare program lasts for an additional year after families have left shelter, and their violence prevention education program reaches over 7,000 individuals every year. Those experiencing domestic violence are encouraged to contact their crisis hotline at 651.227.8284.

Trainer: Meggie Royer

Meggie Royer is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Women’s Advocates. She provides trainings on domestic violence, sexual violence, reproductive coercion, and more to social services professionals, students, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and other industries. She most recently presented on reproductive coercion and domestic violence at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights 2018 Human Rights Symposium.