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November is domestic violence awareness month:

Learn the family violence warning signs

submitted by: Lori Phillips, co-ordinator community. · Coordinate a family violence prevention poster and
Yellowhead Domestic Violence If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, slogan contest for students.
call 911. · Honour students who work to reduce violence and
Communities are where differences are made If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected bullying.
Families and community members can play a key role in by a parent or guardian, report your suspicions · Organize an event to collect teddy bears, quilts and
preventing family violence. People impacted by family immediately. Call the police, your local Child and Family other items to donate to a shelter for comforting children
violence usually turn first to those they trust. This is Services authority or the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: and youth.
usually extended family, friends, neighbours, co-workers 1-800-387-KIDS (5437). What employers can do
or spiritual leaders. After that, people may reach out to a For help in your community or for more information, · Promote attitudes and actions that foster healthy and
service agency or seek out government services such as please call the 24-hour Family Violence Info Line toll-free respectful relationships in the workplace.
police, courts and child protection. at 310-1818 or visit · Organize training sessions on family violence and
Families dealing with violence are often not aware of · Mobilize your community by facilitating a community ensure supervisors are aware of family, violence warning
the wide range of services that could help them. If they do action planning process involving key agencies and signs.
know, they may hesitate to come forward. Other organizations in your community. Six Community Action · Host a series of brown bag lunches with guest speakers
community members can help support them to connect to Planning Process and include family violence as a topic.
sources of help. Modules are available for download at · Keep family violence information readily available for
Community members who can make a difference staff, families and volunteers.
include men, women and youth who understand the: · Proclaim November as Family Violence Prevention Information sheets and booklets can be downloaded or
· power and control dynamics of family violence Month each year and encourage individuals, agencies and ordered free of charge from
· safety risks of violence in the home businesses to participate in awareness activities.
· connection between violence in the home and bullying · Coordinate a Family Violence Prevention Month · Display information in your workplace about family
on the playground and Campaign. violence and resources that can help victims.
in the streets. · Plan a public forum on family violence. · Show support for employees who may be dealing with
What individuals can do · Develop a listing of services available in the family violence issues.
· Learn the family violence warning signs, what to do community for those impacted by family violence. · Work with community organizations to provide
and where to get help. Visit · Identify and address family violence service gaps in funding for programs and services to help families or phone the 24-hour the community. impacted by family violence.
Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818 toll-free in Alberta · Help make services easier to reach and use, and more · Sponsor an event to raise awareness of family
to learn more. accountable to community needs. violence.
· Help a local shelter or sexual assault centre as a · Start a support group for victims of family violence.
volunteer, board member or fundraiser. · Distribute family violence awareness materials to
· Ask local businesses to display family violence businesses, employers, medical professionals and faith
information in their stores. downloaded or ordered free of charge from NOTICE
organizations in your community. Publications can be
· Encourage your local public library to carry magazines
and books about family violence.
· Submit regular articles about family violence to your What schools can do
local newspaper. · Help children learn non-violent ways of dealing with Wildwood and District Agricultural
· Ask the local health clinic to provide information conflict. Society Special Meeting for By-Law
about abuse of older adults in waiting areas and examining · Educate young people about dating violence and all
rooms. other forms of abuse. Review Wednesday, November 12,
· Collect toys, books and toiletry items from your · Place posters in the school and provide family violence 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wildwood
neighbours to donate to your local youth, seniors' or information sheets for students.
women's shelter. Posters can be downloaded or ordered free of charge Recreation Complex All Members
· Encourage your county, town or city council to declare from Please Attend
November as Family Violence Prevention Month. · Give copies of a dating safety checklist to all students
What communities can do on registration day. New Members Welcome
· Encourage a community standard that family violence · Include information about dating violence in the
and bullying are wrong. school newsletter. Call Carol @ 780-325-2119 for more
· Create an interagency committee or working group to · Develop a student led anti-violence or anti-bullying information
formalize your commitment to end family violence in your campaign.

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4915-50th Street

Peers, AB

Ina’s showcases mostly local artists and artisans.

Many unique and one of a kind items are offered in
the quaint venue. Located in Peers AB... all items
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Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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