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CWIMA Focuses on Preventing Domestic Violence

National Conference Helps Women Utilize Media for a Purpose

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January 14, 2015 – Dallas, TX. – As a part of its annual national media conference, the Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) is focusing on the symptoms of domestic violence that appear before the physical abuse starts. The conference is being held in Dallas, Texas April 30 through May 2, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas located at 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75244.

CWIMA member Marti Martin is a survivor of childhood domestic violence at the hands of her mother and sexual abuse by her mother’s boyfriends. “I could see the anger swell up in her face and I knew it was time for me to hide, but as a child there was never anywhere to go to escape her wrath,” said Marti Martin. Mrs. Martin says she became an angry teenager, but no one saw her actions as a cry for help. “Back then they weren’t taught to look for signs of abuse in people. School counselors would call my mother who was the source of my abuse, but no one asked me.” In her book “The Father Wants to Heal His Little Girls – Letting Go of Childhood Scars,” Marti explains how she experienced a healing touch from God that delivered her from the years of hopelessness she suffered because of her childhood abuse.

As a part of its 2015 annual national media conference, CWIMA will have a round-table discussion on emotional and financial abuse so more women in media can spread the early warning signs of domestic violence across the country. “People need to be aware of the spiral effect of emotional abuse, power, and control attitudes that cycle into domestic violence,” said CWIMA President Suellen Roberts. “We feel it is important to use the media connections of our membership to help stop this cycle of domestic abuse before it becomes a violent environment for women and children.”

In addition, the CWIMA annual national media conference will provide a spectrum of seminars led by women of faith in the media from across the country. Attendees will learn how to get their books published, how to package their ideas so TV and movie producers will want to utilize them, the latest trends in social media, as well as how to build their brand while monetizing their media business. Guest speakers will include actress Jennifer O’Neill, comedienne Anita Renfroe, international Bible teacher Kay Arthur, and Mark Fincannon who owns both a motion-picture casting company and a production company. Vocal artists will include Dove award-winning Babbie Mason and the new singing duo Le Sorelle.

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About Christian Women in Media Association: Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) is a professional association dedicated to connecting women in purpose and vision. With a national platform focused on impacting our culture through media, our members work in the fields of social media, film, TV, radio, publishing, music, the arts, and entertainment. The organization promotes and provides opportunities for industry networking, professional equipping, and spiritual inspiration. CWIMA provides national conferences, music showcases, regional events, local networks, and international outreach.

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