Blake Cohen, Medical Advocate, Delaware County’s Domestic Abuse Project

speaker picBlake Cohen is one of Pennsylvania’s longest running Medical Advocates, having worked at the Domestic Abuse Project for over 10 years. As Medical Advocate, Blake’s role is to educate healthcare providers about screening protocols, tips to identify red flags, and the importance of informing patients of the agency’s resources. The Medical Advocate also has direct service with patients on-site at area hospitals to provide advocacy and counseling. Ms. Cohen maintains the county’s Healthcare and Domestic Violence Task Force and is one of the founders of the Delco Area Resource Network. Blake also attends community events such as health fairs to normalize and promote awareness, as well as facilitates programs at local universities to educate students on domestic violence awareness. In 2015, Ms. Cohen organized DAP’s first Healthcare and Domestic Violence conference, in which 140 healthcare providers attended and received continued education credits. More recently, Ms. Cohen assisted in procuring a two year grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to focus on the prevention of Adolescent Relationship Abuse.

Prior to her work at DAP, Blake was employed as a Counselor/Advocate at Women Against Rape, providing services to victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. Blake holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Criminal Justice, as well as dual minors in Psychology and Sociology, from West Chester University.

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