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You're invited to a community forum on
awareness, prevention, and responses
to domestic violence and abuse.
Friday June 17, 7:30pm
at the Kirk.
Family and domestic violence and abuse remains a pervasive issue in our community. We are confronted with statistics, tragic stories on the news, and advertising on bus stops reminding us of the complexity of the situation and imploring us to intervene when we spot red flags.
And yet, many still wonder how to best respond to disclosures or suspicions of abuse, how to respond when someone makes a troubling comment, and how to be someone that a loved one could trust with their story.
This evening is designed to assist with those questions, to help us feel ready to respond positively when we might need to.
The evening features an expert panel comprising:
CEO of Women and Children First (which oversees three local women's & children's refuges)
A member of the Court Advocate's Office
A Professional Counsellor (experienced working with DVA survivors)
Trained Instructor of Bystander Training (who teaches how to be an active and impactful bystander)
The night will also include personal testimony and a time to submit questions to the panel.
Email the church if you have any questions.