Tarpon Springs offers domestic violence awareness training to community

11/07/13 Robert Lorei
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Tags: Robin Saenger, Denise Hughes-Conlon, Peace4Tarpon, Be a Better Bystander Training


Robin Saenger

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Robin Saenger founding director of Peace4Tarpon and Denise Hughes-Conlon, chairwoman of the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force about domestic violence and a training session that addresses this issue in Tarpon Springs. Peace4Tarpon is working to make Tarpon a trauma informed community. The Be A Better Bystander Training is a program put on by The Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force. It is a training to help people in the community know what to do if they are aware of a community member being abused.

Last year, there were 108,046 domestic violence incidents reported in Florida alone. Even more tragically, 202 individuals died as a result of domestic violence crimes, representing almost 20 percent of homicides in this state. In that same time, domestic violence shelters across the state provided a safe place to 15,677 women, men and children fleeing from domestic violence situations in their homes.

Peace4Tarpon has asked the Task Force to present the Be a Better Bystander Training to help make their community more trauma informed on November 9th at St, Timothy’s Lutheran Church from 9-12. There will be a panel of people who work in the Domestic Violence arena explaining what they do and what the community can do if there is domestic violence.

For more on Domestic Violence Trainings: https://www.facebook.com/Peace4Tarpon

Website that looks at adverse childhood experiences: http://acestoohigh.com

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