October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence.
YWCA of Pierce County is hosting several events this month and will also be convening a new quarterly event to give supporters a deeper understanding of domestic violence.
October 21, 2014 from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM at the YWCA Pierce County
Rep. Kilmer and Rep. Jinkins will discuss and answer questions related to policy impacting survivors of Domestic Violence. The purpose of this roundtable is to have informed conversation between the Representatives and key community stakeholders, in order to pose and address thoughtful questions regarding this population. Dialogue will also include the most recent legislative successes, as well as upcoming policy challenges.
Quarterly Event Details
The YWCA is convening a new quarterly event to give supporters a deeper understanding of domestic violence. This Thursday at 6 pm Steve Pepping, Program Supervisor at Puyallup Tribal Domestic Violence Treatment Program,is coming to present on the psychology of abusers. Steve brings his expertise in the field of domestic violence perpetrator treatment to share some of the reasons why abuse is perpetrated against intimate partners and what are some ways we, as a community, can hold perpetrators accountable, protect victims, and shift our culture of violence.
The event is free and refreshments will be served. We would like RSVP’s so we make sure to have plentiful food!
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) offers more ways you can take action to end domestic violence.