Dr. Davenport has over twenty-eight years of continuous growth in positions demanding perseverance, innovative organizational and consistent follow-through, as well as communication, consulting abilities and grant writing skills. She has conducted frequent speaking engagements and presentations at more than 600, national, state and local conferences and training seminars encouraging family values and violence prevention related issues. She has several published articles and poetry to her credit.
She was a feature writer for Mahogany magazine, column entitled “Sincerely Yours. She is an instructor for Master Level Students at Exodus School of the Bible teaching on “The Secular and Religious Communities Working Together in Addressing Domestic Violence and Rape Prevention.” She is also the co-founder and executive director of Our House, Inc. Our House, Inc.’s programs consist of: Men Against Spousal Harm (MASH) – a batterer intervention program; Letting Each Affliction Heal (LEAH) – a domestic violence victim outreach program; New Beginnings - a domestic violence shelter program; a rape crisis program; STD/HIV/AIDS prevention awareness program; Homicide Survival Program; a Behavior Modification Institute; and, Rural Domestic Violence Public Awareness Program.
Recent Published Presentations
Nicodemus, P. D., Davenport, P. A., Coleman, E., Brewer, C., Kenley, A. (accepted 2010). Effects of age differences in reducing risky sexual behaviors. Paper presentation at the 118th American Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA., 2011
Nicodemus, P. D., Porter, J. A., & Davenport, P. A. (accepted @ revisions 2010). Predictors of perpetrating physical date violence among African American Adolescence. North American Journal of Psychology, 2011
Nicodemus, P. D., Davenport, P. A., McCutcheon, L. E. (2009). The effects of maternal relationships on physical and psychological dating violence. North American Journal of Psychology, 11(3), 455-462.
Nicodemus, P. D., Davenport, P. A., Glover, C. F., & Soward, M. D. (2008). Prevention programs effect on adolescent risky sexual behaviors. Paper presentation at the 116th American Psychological Association Convention, Boston, MA.
Nicodemus, P. D., Porter, J. A., Davenport, P. A., & Lee, D. S. (2005). Predictors Of Perpetrating Physical Date Abuse Among Adolescents. Paper presentation at the 113th American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D. C.
Highlights of SPECIAL AWARDS & APPOINTMENTS
Angel Award, Presented to Dr. Patricia Ann Davenport, For her dedication to providing a safe haven for battered women and their families that addresses their spiritual, physical, and emotional needs, Norfolk, VA, by the Institute on Domestic Violence in the Africa American Community, August 13, 2011
State of MS House Resolution No. 51, Adopted by the House of Representatives on February 27, 2009, signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Williams J. McCoy, for Dr. Davenport’s tireless efforts in the field of domestic violence and as an Advocate for Youth, presented by House Representatives Willie Bailey and John Hines, February 27, 2009
Resolution by the Lieutenant Governor of the State of MS and Senators Robert Jackson and Johnnie Walls for her tireless efforts in the field of domestic violence and as an Advocate for Youth, present by Senator Robert Jackson, February 28, 2009.
Fannie Lou Hamer Human Rights Award, presented by Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, February 28, 2009
The STOP Violence Against Women Grants Technical Assistance Project, selected expert to help develop a practical and effective plan to offer technical assistance to grantees interested in conducting evaluations. Total of 20 participants from nationally respected advocates, STOP State Administrators and representatives from the department of Justice, April 29-30, 1999.
National Crime Victims Rights Week, Award for Outstanding Service On Behalf Victims Of Crime presented by: Janet Reno-Attorney General of the United States and signed by Bill Clinton, President of the United States, April 29, 1993.
Mississippi Tenth Annual Statewide Conference On Child Abuse and Neglect, Honorary Child Award, For Dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of all children in Mississippi, sponsored by Mississippi Committee For Prevention of Child Abuse, co-sponsors National Association of Counsel for Children and Juvenile Justice Task Force, April 15 and 16, 1993.
Dr. Patricia Davenport received her doctoral Degree from Triune Biblical University, Longview, WA, June 3, 1997, Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree for outstanding work with victims of crime and in community services. She graduated from Northwestern University, School of Education, Evanston, Illinois, 1983, Concentration-Human Development and Social Policy; B.S. Degree in Education: Graduated President's Honor Roll. She received the National Crime Victims Rights Week, Award for Outstanding Service On Behalf Victims Of Crime presented by: Janet Reno-Attorney General of the United States and signed by Bill Clinton, President of the United States, April 29, 1993. She is a licensed social worker by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. She is an active member of New Life Church, Inc. in Renova/Cleveland, MS under the pastoral of Bishop Roderick Mitchell.