GALLUP – Barbara Lambert, the executive director of Gallup’s Battered Families since 2004, will be the kick-off speaker during the University of New Mexico-Gallup’s month-long Women’s History Month. Lambert will speak on domestic abuse in the work place and also, how domestic violence can affect college students on Thursday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Gurley Hall 1124.
Lambert, who has a master’s in social work from New Mexico State University, has been involved with the New Mexico Coalition against Domestic Violence since 2003, working on legislative issues and policy. Prior to working with Battered Families, she served as director of social services for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, where she began the batterer intervention program.
In addition to her master’s degree, she has training as a psychiatric social worker, having received her license in 1997 in California. She is also a trained facilitator of batterer intervention classes as prescribed by the California Penal Code.
Among her professional memberships and organizations she lists National Association of Social Workers, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (served on board and as secretary-elect) and the Navajo Nation Advisory Council Against Domestic Violence.
More speakers, and a movie series, will be announced throughout the month. For more information contact Linda Thornton, senior public affairs representative, 505.863.7565.