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Only 282 days before the start of DVAM 2015...

Domestic Violence Awareness Conference

Domestic violence is everyone's business. Events With A Purpose and The Black Women's Empowerment League are hosting their first annual Domestic Violence Awareness Conference. The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness about domestic violence, to address, discuss and respond to this silent crime that is often too uncomfortable to talk about, and to give organizations assisting victims and survivors and those working on violence prevention an opportunity to come together to share their expertise and experience.
 

Love, Fear, and Longing: Building Healthy Relationships and Breaking the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

"Love, Fear, and Longing" will be presented by Jessica Yaffa, author, speaker, and survivor. Following her presentation, there will be a victim resources discussion, including information on community resources available and what to do if you or someone you know needs help, as well as a drawing to win Jessica’s book and a goody bag. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Forum

<p>The Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC) is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a Speak Up! Speak Out! Stand Strong! forum on Saturday, October 27th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. There is no cost to attend this event. The POBSC Young Adult Women Unit will provide an open forum for questions, answers, and discussion of issues relating to domestic violence. The panel will feature a representative from the YWCA, a survivor, and a self-defense instructor.

Teen Dating Violence Online and In-Person: Best Practices for Providers

One in three teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Greater recognition of teen relationship violence has led to advanced service models that are useful for addressing the unique needs of teen victims. This training will increase the capacity of service providers in Marin County to identify and respond to teen dating violence and will be held on October 26, 2012, 9:30AM—3:00PM.

DCCADV Members Happy Hour

Join DCCADV and our incredible member programs to celebrate the amazing work of local advocates and volunteers. Register today: http://bit.ly/MembersHH. 

Town Hall Meeting: State of DV in DC

DCCADV will partner with the Howard University, School of Social Work to host a Public Conversation on Domestic Violence in Washington, DC – Responding to and Preventing an Epidemic. This event will kick-off a year-long series of Roundtables with a goal of informing a Public Agenda on domestic violence in the District of Columbia. Anticipated attendees include city leaders, community members, and Howard University student. 

"The Best I Know How to Do:" Intervening Elder Abuse Luncheon

On October 4, Hope House of South Central Wisconsin, in partnership with the Faith Leaders for Healthy Relationships committee, is offering "The Best I Know How to Do" luncheon workshop on intervening elder abuse. The workshop will cover red flags that a caregiver is abusing, neglecting, and/or exploiting older individuals and give practical tips for responding appropriately. Adult Protective Services will be present to answer questions about reporting. 

In Her Shoes Community Education

 
This educational group exercise will immerse participants in the world of domestic violence. Participants will move, think, and experience the lives of battered women. Continuing Education Credits available. 

Telling Amy's Story Movie Screening and Discussion

Have you heard Amy's story? Join the discussion and learn more about Amy's Story, a documentary that follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide. Continuing Education Credits will be offered free of charge. Refreshments will be available.

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