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In Her Shoes Domestic Violence Training
Thu, April 6, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
This training is for members of the Homeless and Housing Alliance. This activity gives participants a sense of what it is like to walk “in her shoes” as a victim of domestic violence. Participants work in pairs and move about the room reading segments as a character’s story. A victim’s story unfolds as pairs move among “stations” which represent both formal and informal institutions, such as welfare and the courts or friends and family members. The stories, based on actual victim experiences, offer a glimpse into the complex and ever-changing dynamics of domestic violence from the perspective of a victim. After navigating through the various stories participants gather as a group for a critical debrief and discussion.
This training will be led by Dr. Mary Cauthen the Director of Domestic Abuse Program at the YWCA. Mary oversees the operations of a domestic violence shelter; transitional housing program; outreach; youth violence prevention program; and Rapid Rehousing program. She is a passionate advocate for victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and various other crimes in the social service and criminal justice system.