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Ms. Wendy Loomas
Violence Prevention Coordinator
Pinellas County Health Department
Pinellas County Health Department
205 Dr. M. L. King Street North Surveillance, Room #3-148
The Pinellas County Health Department was established in 1936 and was the 7th county Health Department to open its doors in the State of Florida. Today, the Health Department has more than 600 employees in seven locations throughout Pinellas County all wo
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Wendy Loomas, St. Petersburg, Florida, Wendy is the Violence Prevention Coordinator at the Pinellas County Health Department.
She also has been volunteering her time for over 15 years in the area of non-violence and advocacy work.
She has organized demonstrations against violence, worked with the press, spoken to organizations, as well as provided training to groups in consensus decision-making and non-violence.
Her latest project is teaching people how to safely intervene when they see a child in their neighborhood or community that is being abused, neglected or in any other kind of danger and offering no-cost mediation services to the community outside the court system to prevent disagreements from escalating.
Wendy Loomis, M.S.
Wendy is currently the Program Manager for the Injury and Violence Prevention Program at the Pinellas County Health Department in St. Petersburg, Florida.
News Releases: Domestic Violence, Medical Leaders to Discuss Abuse as a Health Care Issue at Capitol Hill Briefing
Wendy Loomas, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Pinellas County Health Department
2001 Peacepower Amigas Winners
5. Wendy Loomas, St. Petersburg, FloridaWendy is the Violence Prevention Coordinator at the Pinellas County Health Department.She
also has been volunteering her
time for over 15 years in the area of non-violence and advocacy work.She
has organized demonstrations against violence, worked with the press, spoken to organizations, as well as provided training to groups in consensus decision-making and non-violence.She
walked across the US in the Great Peace March.She
has collaborated with agencies to implement programs related to violence prevention, community mediation and to improve screening for domestic violence in the county health departments.She has served as a co-facilitator for the interagency agreements between domestic violence centers and the child protection system as well as coordinating an emergency response system for work place violence incidents in Pinellas County.Her
latest projects (which she
has certification for) are teaching people how to safely intervene when they see a child in their neighborhood or community that is being abused, neglected or in any other kind of danger and offering no-cost mediation services to the community outside the court system to prevent disagreements from escalating.
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Domestic Violence and Health: A Vital Focus - CASA - Community Action Stops Abuse
Wendy Loomas Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Pinellas County, FL Health Department and Linda Osmundson, CASA, presented along with four others on a panel on "Model Statewide Public Health Responses to Domestic Violence.
Florida's initiative began from the grassroots with the efforts of Ms. Loomas
from the Health Department and The Haven of RCS and CASA
In, our local initiative we worked together to create and test a new screening form and corresponding policy, then trained nearly 600 Health Department staff to routinely screen all female clients age 14 and older for domestic violence.
also successfully advocated for this initiative to become statewide.
Regional meetings were held around the state with local health
department domestic violence center staff to encourage working together to provide training, resources and referrals.
and Ms. Osmundson both advocate for more involvement and better collaboration between FCADV and the Florida Department of Health
as modeled by the other presenters.
Ms. Loomas and Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, from Tallahassee and consultant for FCADV presented on Human Trafficking of Women and Girls, Domestic Violence and the Role of Health Care providers.