Learn to ‘speak out’
Understanding family violence is the topic of the latest ‘speak out’ night at Stawell Church of Christ.
Organiser Terry Dunn said the event, on Saturday night, was open to the Stawell district community.
He encouraged people to attend the free event to learn more about the important topic.
“Family violence, unfortunately, is a major issue for communities,” he said.
“This ‘speak out’ night will be an informative evening examining the various aspects of the issue. The focus is on developing a shared understanding of family violence and how our community is responding through services and community-wide initiatives.” Grampians Community Health Homelessness and Family Violence Team community project officer Kathleen Doole and a representative from Victoria Police will be guest speakers.
Grampians Community Health responded to 502 family violence incidents in the six months from July to December 2017.
The organisation provides a range of support services including practical support, case management and counselling.
The event will run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, with supper to follow the discussion.
People can call Mr Dunn on 0407 547 417 for more information about ‘speak out’ events.