Domestic Violence Conference

The Conasauga Family Violence Alliance announces its 9th Annual Domestic Violence Conference to be held Friday, Oct. 16, at Rockbridge Community Church, Stage 123.

This year’s keynote speaker, Dottie Davis, the main presenter, will be speaking about the cycle of abuse, system support and accountability to victims, and perpetrators of domestic violence working in law enforcement.

CFVA has presented this one-day educational event in Dalton each October for the last eight years during Domestic Violence Awareness month. The conference is geared toward personnel from social service, law enforcement, education, medical and mental health, and others who work with or may encounter victims of domestic violence; however, the public is welcome and encouraged to participate.

The purpose of the annual event is to “provide information and training to professionals, community organizations, faith communities, and families in order to increase understanding, dispel myths, and assist attendees in effectively identifying and responding to domestic violence.”

Other presenters will offer workshops dealing with teen dating violence, cyber stalking, the mental and emotional health impact, and a panel discussion of domestic violence and the criminal process.

Morning and afternoon breakout sessions offer registrants a variety of interesting topics from which to choose.

The conference will be held at 123 Gordon Street in downtown Dalton. The cost is $40 ($50 after October 12) and includes snacks and water. Lunch will be on your own to explore the variety of daytime dining choices in Dalton’s downtown.

More information and a registration form can be found at http//cfvaconference2014.eventbrite.com and one can email cfvaconference@gmail.com or call (706) 272-2258 ext. 2153 with questions.

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