Courage Beyond Hosts “Helping Our Heroes Heal” Conference in Clarksville on March 27

Courage Beyond, a national non-profit serving military service members and families, is proud to host the Helping Our Heroes Heal conference in Clarksville, Tennessee on March 27. This free, one-day conference is for all military and civilian personnel and leaders who work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The conference will include real-life stories from survivors as well as specific information related to best practices for serving survivors in the military community.

Topics that will be covered during the conference include the reality of domestic violence in the military, including the distinction between abusive behaviors and post-traumatic stress reactions; the impact of sexual assault on service members and families; and providing a trauma-informed response to survivors within the military community.

Pamela-300x300The conference will be facilitated by MSJDN member, Pamela Jacobs, J.D., an attorney and advocate who has served survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence for 15 years. Pamela has served as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit coalition and has advocated for victims frequently in the media and legislature. She currently trains professionals nationwide about how to respond to and prevent these epidemics, as well as teaching both in-person and online courses for Courage Beyond. Alexis Wright Conniff, another MSJDN member, will also speak about her personal experience as a survivor of domestic violence.

Register and find out more about the Helping Our Heroes Heal conference here. To find out more about Courage Beyond’s work to enhance services for military survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, please visit their website or contact Programs Director Jenny Carr at or 888.454.0950.

The Helping Our Heroes Heal conference has been made possible by the generous support of the Verizon Foundation, who awarded a grant to Courage Beyond last year. The Verizon Foundation has focused on domestic violence prevention in the past, and their work with Courage Beyond reflects a deep commitment to solving a complicated but preventable social problem. For more information about Verizon’s philanthropic work, visit; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about Pamela Jacobs’ work to end sexual assault and domestic violence, visit or connect with her on Facebook.