Local advocacy center to educate men and women on warning signs
The IU Northwest Women’s and Gender Studies Program, in conjunction with The Caring Place Advocacy Center, a non-profit social service organization serving the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims, will host a domestic violence awareness program March 30.
The community is invited to attend the free program from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Moraine Student Center Lobby at IU Northwest, located on Broadway Avenue in Gary, Ind., one half-mile south of I-80/94.
A domestic violence victim advocate from The Caring Place will speak on dating violence, specifically, recognizing the signs of being in an abusive relationship. Awareness about the signs of control, experts say, can help potential victims avoid becoming involved with an abuser.
The free program will cover both the emotional and physical aspects of dating violence and will be relevant to both men and women.
Caring Place advocates will also be on hand to discuss the services they provide. Located in Valparaiso, The Caring Place Advocacy Center provides services and shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. In addition to safe shelter, The Caring Place provides community education, support groups, legal counseling and case management, independent living planning.
For more information, contact Associate Professor Ana Osan, Department of Modern Languages, at (219) 980-6691.