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Only 4 days before the start of DVAM 2016...

NCADV National Conference: Voices United

Join advocates, victims, survivors, and allies for this critical domestic violence conference! 

Voices United will bring together domestic violence experts from across the nation to address various issues that intersect. Topics will include, but are not limited to: advanced victim advocacy, system response, best practices in victim service delivery, institutionalized systems as well as emerging issues such as the intersection between guns and domestic violence. Exceptional and inspirational speakers and panels are already being confirmed.

FWF "Light the Night" DV Awareness Walk

Join us for Fierce Women Found Ministries' 7th Annual "Light The Night" event as we bring awareness and hope to victims of violence and trauma. Partner with us as we “Light the Night” and bring hope and healing to a hurting generation. This year's theme, “Take A Stand,” will be in honor of women of faith, women of courage and women of valor throughout our city whose tireless work and efforts to fight injustice and violence have been a voice, light and hands of hope and healing to our generation.
 

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse

There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety.

For Our Daughters: Breaking The Cycle of Domestic Violence Through The Arts

For Our Daughters is an annual signature benefit concert in October featuring local artists coming together to be inspired and break the cycle of domestic and teen dating violence through creativity and positivity. My name is Chi ("like the tea") Mathias Reed, and I use my voice to inspire, empower, and transform lives, as a Visionary, Spokeswoman & 2x Champion Overcomer of domestic violence.

7th National Call of Unity: Healing the Heart of the Movement

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:00pm eastern as we commemorate the beginning of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the National Call of Unity! On this annual, free 45-minute call, we intend to lift up resiliency and wellness as a transformative response to the violence and trauma experienced by our communities. The Call of Unity will bring together national organizers, government officials, advocates, and survivors to talk about the ways we can achieve lasting healing and justice, through transformative social change. 

Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day

Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day reaches healthcare and advocacy partners with information about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse and offer warm referrals to domestic violence programs.

There are many activities you can organize to engage your colleagues, clients and the public on this topic, such as:

L.O.V.E. Yourself: Ladies Overcoming Violent Encounters, Panel Discussion & Dinner

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you are invited to attend a panel discussion, “L.O.V.E. Yourself: Ladies Overcoming Violent Encounters”, Sunday, November 8th, 1pm-3pm, at Community Missionary Baptist Church of Desoto, in the gymnasium area. Lunch is provided ($10 donation suggested). This empowerment event, in partnership with Shaniqua Epps of Girls En Motion, will feature a panel of women from various backgrounds, to bring awareness to the dangers of domestic violence, and foster dialogue on how to overcome abuse and the avenues available to seek help.

No More Silence

This program is designed to bring more awareness to domestic violence. There will be 4 keynote speakers speaking on emotional, mental, physical and sexual abuse. There will be an actress on site to do skits on related topics. We will do an exercise to encourage sharing. Prayer will follow, at the conclusion. Refreshments will be served.

It Happens In Church Too: Confronting Domestic Violence in the Christian Community

This event will focus on the problem of domestic violence in the Christian community. Women from churches in Westchester County, New York have been invited to attend. Speakers include representatives from the Westchester County District Attorney's office, local shelters for women escaping violence, and survivors of domestic violence. Admission is free; lunch will be served. 

NOMW HT/DV Awareness Training for Hispanic Pastors

As part of the Not On My Watch faith based movement, Fierce Woman Found Ministries will be facilitating a clergy/faith leader awareness training on domestic violence and human trafficking. Event includes resource table, clothesline display, and survivor art display. 

  • Host Pastor: Rev. Jose Gonzalez
  • Conferece Facilitator and Trainer: Rev. Michelle Soto and Rev. Evelyn Pacheco

 

 

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