Tuesday, October 4, 2022

City pairs with nonprofits to host domestic violence awareness training

NEWPORT NEWS — The city’s youth services department is hosting a free domestic violence awareness training at the South Morrison Family Education Center next week.

The workshop will include everything from recognizing warning signs of domestic violence and how to get help for family or friends to personal accounts from survivors of domestic violence and information from a licensed therapist, according to the event page.

Guest speakers include Neisha Himes, survivor, advocate and founder of the GROW Foundation; Mackenzie Booth, Center of Family and Child Services and the city’s police department.

According to a news release from the city, the training is “geared toward teens, parents, guardians and professionals working with families,” but is “free” and “open” to the public.

The Domestic Violence Awareness training is Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m at the South Morrison Family Education Center, 746 Adams Drive. Register here.

For information, email Corey Hampton at champton@nnva.gov or call 757-369-6835.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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