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Cover Story: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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By Margo Pierce · September 5th, 2007 · Cover Story
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA is offering a variety of cost-free programs open to anyone interested:

· Oct. 2

7:30 a.m. -- Coordinating Council Discussion led by Judge Ron Adrien of Cleveland. This discussion will focus on the importance of a strong community coordinating council for domestic violence.

9 a.m. -- Child custody discussion with Erna Olatson and Kathy Boller-Cook, a judicial training for judges and magistrates on how to make informed child custody decisions.

· Oct. 16

6:45 a.m. -- She Screams Without Sound, a documentary about women killed by domestic violence

Noon -- On Fountain Square, the YWCA hosts an informational presentation and booths with information about domestic violence.

6:45 p.m. -- Vigil and march starting at the Hamilton County Courthouse.Marchers will commemorate the 20th year anniversary of She Screams Without Sound and remember women killed by domestic violence

· Oct. 26-28

Fathers and sons retreat -- an opportunity for males to face and learn how to deal with the violence in their lives. For registration and/or more information, call 513-361-2144 or write kshrimplin@ywcacin.org.

For more information or to sign up for any of these cost-free events call 513-361-2134 or write tsingleton@ywcacin.org.

To learn more about domestic violence or to find resources for yourself or someone else, here are some links and phone numbers to get you started:

· Protect Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline, provided through a joint partnership with the YWCA and Rape Crisis & Abuse Center: 513-872-9259, toll-free at 888-872-9259 and TTY at 513-977-5545

· The Family Violence Prevention Project, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA is offering a variety of cost-free programs open to anyone interested:

· Oct.

2

7:30 a.m. -- Coordinating Council Discussion led by Judge Ron Adrien of Cleveland. This discussion will focus on the importance of a strong community coordinating council for domestic violence.

9 a.m. -- Child custody discussion with Erna Olatson and Kathy Boller-Cook, a judicial training for judges and magistrates on how to make informed child custody decisions.

· Oct. 16

6:45 a.m. -- She Screams Without Sound, a documentary about women killed by domestic violence

Noon -- On Fountain Square, the YWCA hosts an informational presentation and booths with information about domestic violence.

6:45 p.m. -- Vigil and march starting at the Hamilton County Courthouse.Marchers will commemorate the 20th year anniversary of She Screams Without Sound and remember women killed by domestic violence

· Oct. 26-28

Fathers and sons retreat -- an opportunity for males to face and learn how to deal with the violence in their lives. For registration and/or more information, call 513-361-2144 or write kshrimplin@ywcacin.org.

For more information or to sign up for any of these cost-free events call 513-361-2134 or write tsingleton@ywcacin.org.

To learn more about domestic violence or to find resources for yourself or someone else, here are some links and phone numbers to get you started:

· Protect Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline, provided through a joint partnership with the YWCA and Rape Crisis & Abuse Center: 513-872-9259, toll-free at 888-872-9259 and TTY at 513-977-5545

· The Family Violence Prevention Project, www.ywca.org/site/apps/lk/content2.aspx?c=agLGKXNOE&b=274273

· Alliance for Battered and Abused International Women, www.ywca.org/site/apps/lk/content2.aspx?c=agLGKXNOE&b=274271

· The Multicultural Access Project, www.map-seattle.org/index.shtml

Domestic Violence Challenges the Workplace Project, www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=agLGKXNOE&b=2816637

· Rape Crisis and Abuse Center, www.rapecrisisandabusecenter.org/

· National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center, www.nfvlrc.org/

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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