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Paulding County Domestic Violence Seminar

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Vintage 242 Church

8492 Hiram Acworth Highway

Dallas, GA 30157

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This free event is open to the public. Paulding County is a very family friendly community, and we want to keep it that way.

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Domestic violence, also known as family violence and domestic abuse, is at epidemic proportions in our society. It affects men, women and children of every race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level. Given the complexities and minutiae of domestic abuse; whether physical, emotional, financial or a combination, community partners need to understand how best to respond.

This day-long seminar, presented by Kit Gruelle, a survivor and advocate for domestic violence,or as she calls it “intimate terrorism,” will provide a detailed picture of what domestic violence is, traits and characteristics of victims and abusers, coordinated community response, and best practices for intervention and prevention. Kit has been advocating for the safety of domestic violence victims for 30 years. Her life story is now a highly acclaimed HBO documentary entitled, “Private Violence.”

This seminar is meant for anyone interested in learning more about the domestic violence and is especially helpful to first responders, the Division of Family and Childen Services, lawyers and judges, counselors and human service personnel, school personnel, pastors, best friends, and family members of those struggling with this epidemic. Post Credit will be given.

Women who have experienced abuse (emotional, physical, sexual and more) often feel marginalized and judged by families, friends and society. That must change. ​Rather than blaming her for his abuse, we must recognize her wisdom, courage and determination, and celebrate her for it. We must also challenge the prevailing attitudes and belief systems that are still so prevalent in American society. These attitudes give abusers a pass and normalize their violent and controlling behavior, further marginalizing her and empowering him. This private violence is dangerous, not only for her and the children, but also for him and our communities in general, because violence in our homes leads to violence in our communities.” (Kit Gruelle)

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. List current statistics, myths and stereotypes of domestic violence in the U.S.;

  2. Compare power and control tactics of physical, emotional and financial domestic violence.

  3. Discuss domestic violence effects on women and children and the process of leaving;

  4. Describe the Community Response Model to domestic violence;

  5. List specific responses to domestic violence of victim advocates, criminal justice, mental health and the Division of Family and Children Services (state department of social services).

  6. Explain best practices for intervention and prevention of domestic violence as well as new national trends related to domestic violence intervention and prevention.

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