November is Family Violence Prevention Month

November 1, 2021

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta—October 27, 2021 
November is Family Violence Prevention Month, in Alberta we have the third highest rate of Family Violence disclosures among Canadian provinces. Family Violence prevention is about recognizing that this is a societal issue, not an individual one. Prevention begins with communities aligning in efforts to eradicate Family Violence; we as communities need to come together to learn and create awareness of Family Violence issues.
“Family Violence Prevention month is a time to promote change within attitudes and behaviors in regards to Domestic Violence, while we continue to support those who are experiencing and fleeing Domestic Violence,” Says Gehring.
Starting in November, the Domestic Violence Action Team (DVAT) Coordinator, Lindsey Gehring, will be providing presentations with respect to Responding to Domestic Violence in the Workplace. Aim to provide the knowledge and tools to respond to Domestic Violence disclosures that occur in the workplace. Presentations can also be tailored to meet the needs of any organization.
The DVAT Coordinator, is responsible for enhancing awareness of issues regarding Domestic Violence and other related issues effecting the well-being of families and communities today. This is accomplished by creating and strengthening educational campaigns, programs, trainings and workshops surrounding the topic of Domestic Violence. Alongside this, the DVAT Coordinator chairs the Domestic Violence Action Team Committee. Which is dedicated to providing a coordinated prevention and early intervention response to Domestic Violence within South Western Alberta. This is accomplished through engagement with community partners and collaboration with local and provincial organizations.
Media Contact:
Lindsey Gehring, BSW, RSW (She/Her)
DVAT Coordinator, Counselling, Outreach & Education
Lethbridge Family Services
T: 403-327-5724 Ext. 2250

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