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Domestic violence education workshops offered

January 11, 2013

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The Willow Domestic Violence Center is offering workshops for the public to learn about what domestic violence is, how it affects victims and how to develop a safety plan.

Jan. 14

Domestic Violence 101 3-4 p.m.

This workshop explains what domestic violence is, types of abuse, causes and patterns of violent relationships and why victims stay in violent relationships.

Myths, Facts, Causes, and Effects of Domestic Violence 4-5 p.m.

This workshop investigates myths of domestic violence and what leads to violent relationships.

Jan. 15

In Her Shoes 8:30-9:30 a.m.

In Her Shoes is an interactive activity to teach the realities of what domestic violence survivors must deal with after leaving an abusive relationship. It will end with an audience discussion of experiences concerning domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Poverty 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This workshop is meant to help people understand how poverty relates to domestic violence.

ISMs and Domestic Violence 1-5 p.m.

This session is meant to teach the impact of racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, heterosexism, classism, sizeism, audism (and any other form of -ism) on survivors of an abusive relationship and how -isms can create barriers for the victim.

Jan. 17

Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence 1-2 p.m.

During this workshop, audience members will learn how to better provide support for and develop a safety plan for family and friends experiencing domestic violence.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Community members interested in attending any of the workshops should contact Becca Burns, Director of Volunteer Services, at bburns@willowdvcenter.org or 785-331-2034 ext. 104. Burns has location information for all workshops.

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