Saheli Keep Up to Date on Domestic Violence Information

Saheli understands it is important to keep informed on the latest research and interventions regarding working with domestic violence survivors. On April 18th and April 25th, a team of Saheli members, including 4-25-15 - DV Advocacy Traininga diverse group of students, men and women volunteers, Saheli President Gouri Banerjee and Saheli Board Member Mala Krishnamurthy, attended Domestic Violence Workshop. The workshop sessions were conducted by Lory Santoro, Daybreak Program Director, and the Central Massachusetts YWCA. In specific, the workshops focused on introducing concepts of Domestic Violence focusing on Definition of Abuse, Effects on Victims and Survivors, Dispelling Myths, Introduction to Advocacy, Safety Planning and Risk Assessment, Tips on How to Identify, How To Ask and How to Respond. All during the workshop sessions, lively discussion were held on the advantages and disadvantages of Domestic Violence Advocacy measure. At the end, our group was even given a listing of Community Resources and Domestic Violence Services offered in Worcester County, so that we can pass on the information to the survivors we work with everyday who are in need of them.

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