Seminar - Domestic Violence Awareness
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About the Event
Domestic violence occurs in every country, culture and age group. It affects people of all socioeconomic levels, religious affiliations, and educational backgrounds. The impact of domestic violence is far-reaching and invasive, impacting families, children and the community. How can you, as a community and business member, assist victims of domestic violence (DV) if you never know they are in a violent relationship? In this presentation, you will learn the components of domestic violence and the difficulties associated with assessing and treating it. In the second hour, the course will provide social risk assessment tools and communication strategies to assist community members in early intervention of intimate partner violence by addressing some of the social issues which often lead to angry and violent outbursts within relationships – poverty, homelessness, inter-generational abuse, cultural biases, mental health, addiction, etc. Lastly, advocating for a healthy relationship and having a “Zero Abuse Commitment” can be intimidating… As a survivor of domestic violence and mental health professional, I can show you effective, evidence-based communication strategies for talking to victims of domestic violence, advocating for those who have been exposed to domestic violence, and how to help survivors of DV advocate for themselves. We never know what goes on in someone’s home but to have a healthy and safe community, it is vital that community members (YOU) know how to recognize the warning signs and red flags of DV and learn to speak to the healing language of empathy and human kindness.
Whitehead Education Bldg Room # 150
Dixie State University
865 E 100 S
St. George, UT 84770