Seminar will teach about preventing sexual and domestic violenceWhy are so many sweet little 2-year-old boys growing up to be abusive males? What in the environment supports this kind of behavior?
Why are so many sweet little 2-year-old boys growing up to be abusive males?
What in the environment supports this kind of behavior?
How has this violence become so rampant, so normal in today’s society?
The community is invited to attend a day-long training that provides answers to these questions and more. The training will focus on sexual and domestic violence, causes and what people can do in their workplace, school and community to stop it.
The “Stop It Before It Starts” sexual and domestic violence prevention seminar is set for Monday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Library. Lunch will be on your own.
This training will examine an overview of the problems of sexual and domestic violence in the morning sessions, and then present primary prevention solutions and local action planning in the afternoon.
The goal is to work to develop and support local action plans to help prevent violence by understanding and changing the social norms, which are the root of the problem.
The guest speakers for the daylong event will include:
•Cordelia Anderson, Sensibilities Inc.
•Nicole Matthews, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition.
•Lindsay Gullingsrud, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
•Chuck Derry, Gender Violence Institute.
•Frank Jewell, Men as Peacemakers.
The training is free of charge and is supported by grants from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Bush Foundation.
To register for the Stop It Before It Starts seminar, send an e-mail to Frank Jewell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Susan Keehn at Someplace Safe at (320) 762-1995.