The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Parker has been named to Academy on Violence and Abuse Board of Directors.
Dr. Parker is the director of the Center for Child Advocacy Studies and is the program director for the Child Protection Training Center at USC Upstate. The training center provides training for child protection workers both locally and nationally. Parker earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and has been a faculty member at USC Upstate since 2001.
AVA is a non-profit, academic, membership-based organization whose goal is to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of those affected by violence and abuse. Board members are carefully selected from a global group of professionals who are passionately committed to the mission and vision of the Academy.