PAST TRAININGS



FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Teenagers from Vernon Middle School and High School attended "In Her Shoes: Living with Teen Dating Violence", presented by Genesis Women's Shelter & Support. Through this training, students learned about the harsh realities and prevalence of dating violence, and what they can do to empower themselves and their friends.  One student remarked, "You should encourage your friends, and tell them that they deserve something better."

In the evening, parents, teachers, and professionals came to hear "Recognizing & Preventing Unhealthy Teen Relationships", presented by Jordyn Lawson. The training focused on what signs may indicate dating violence is occurring, and how to support individuals experiencing it. 

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DEC. 17-18, 2018
"Increasing Victim & Officer Safety" presented by Douglas Burig and Mark Wynn. Law enforcement officers, probation/parole officials, dispatchers, and other community members came to learn about the dangers of responding to domestic violence calls, and the precautions necessary to protect both the victim and officers.

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AUGUST 24, 2018
"In Her Shoes" and "Safety Planning 101" presented by Genesis Women's Shelter & Support.  It was incredible to see an entire community working together to eliminate the systemic barriers survivors face when fleeing abuse.

One participant said it perfectly: "Community partnership is huge. We have to work together and open up the lines of communication."

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JULY 9, 2018
Justin Boardman of Boardman Training and Consulting and Kortney Durrant Hughes presented “Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices in the Justice System”.

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