You are invited to join us for:
Family Violence Awareness Month
Public Legal Education Sessions
November 29, 2012
Portage College Room 143
Lac La Biche, Alberta
9:30 – Noon The Cycle of Violence and Forms of Abuse
Families and community members can play a key role in preventing family violence. People impacted by family violence usually turn first to those they trust. This is usually extended family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or spiritual leaders. After that, people may reach out to a service agency or seek out government services such as police, courts and child protection.
Families dealing with violence are often not aware of the wide range of services that could help them. If they do know, they may hesitate to come forward. Other community members can help support them to connect to sources of help. Please join us for this special PLE session and learn about the family violence warning signs, what to do and where to get help.
Presenter: Trina McDonald, Family Violence Team Lead
Hope Haven Women’s Shelter
1:00 – 4:00 Family Violence and the Law
Domestic violence can occur as isolated major incidents or as a number of minor incidents that don’t seem serious on their own, but together form an abusive pattern of behaviour. All forms of domestic violence are hurtful. That being said, some forms are against the Criminal Law of Canada while others are not. Please join us to learn more about Family Violence and the Law.
Presenter: Melody Littell, Program Coordinator
Lac La Biche Victim Service Society
To register for one or more sessions, or for more information please call or text Belva Cardinal at 780-238-7477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register online at llbfamilyviolencesession.eventbrite.ca
This PLE event is part of Family Violence Prevention Month, which takes place every November in Alberta. If you think someone you know is experiencing family violence, reach out by calling the Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818. To learn more, visit www.familyviolence.alberta.ca
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