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Overview

One way we can prevent bullying, family violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, child or elder abuse is to increase awareness and educate each other on the supports available.

Consider attending the events listed below.

Do you have an event? Let others know about your community violence prevention event. Use the form below to submit the details for us to share here.

Provincial events

Family Violence Prevention Month – November 2021

Organization: Government of Alberta

Details: This November, join us in recognizing Family Violence Prevention Month and learn what resources are available in your community to support those affected by family violence. When home is no longer safe, here are a few resources that could help.

Join us on social media – @YourAlberta and @AlbertaCSS – to share why Family Violence Prevention Month is important to you using hashtags #WhereToTurn and #GoPurpleAB. For more information, visit here.

Bullying Awareness Week

Date: November 15-19

Organization: Government of Alberta

Details: This Bullying Awareness Week, we want everyone to learn #WhereToTurn if they see or experience bullying. Being bullied can cause you to feel lost and alone, but help is available, through resources like the Bullying Helpline. We need to work together to promote healthy relationships and put an end to all forms of bullying at home, school and in our communities.

Join us on social media - @YourAlberta and @AlbertaCSS – to share #WhereToTurn for help stopping and preventing bullying. For more information, visit here.

All Day Breakfast with the Guys

Date: November 2021

Organization: Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS)

Details: ACWS’s Annual Breakfast with the Guys is online this year. With a buffet of options on how to end gender-based violence, including the “Men-U” Panel on November 24 at 7pm, there are many ways to participate. For more information and to register, visit here.

Central Alberta Purple Light Nights

Date: November 2021

Organization: Soroptimist International of Central Alberta

Details: Through the month of November, shine purple lights to raise awareness about family violence.

Educator Family Violence Resource Guide

Date: November 2021

Organization: The Today Centre and John Howard Family Violence Prevention Centre

Details: Now available, this resource provides information to educators about family violence and is available to download or for delivery. For more information and to register, visit here.

Purple Day in Central Alberta

Date: November 2

Organization: Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC)

Details: CASASC is partnering with women-serving organizations, community organizations that work in the family violence realm and Red Deer Polytechnic for a day where we all wear/go purple in support of Family Violence Prevention Month. We encourage everyone to wear purple on this day to show support for survivors of family violence. For more information, visit here.

Breakfast with the Guys – Online Speaker Event

Date: November 11 from 7 am to 9 am

Organization: Rowan House

Details: Raising awareness about the small ways you can make a big difference for the women and girls in your life. For more information and to register, visit here.

 “Where to Turn” Responding to Culturally Diverse Needs of Older Adults Experiencing Elder Abuse

Date: November 9 from 10 am to 11:30 am

Organization: CORE Alberta, Elder Abuse Group

Details: This session explores culturally diverse approaches to engaging and working with older adults who may be experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, elder abuse. Session includes presenters, new resources and information on existing supports. For more information and to register, visit here.

Family Violence Awareness Virtual Presentation

Date: November 9 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Organization: Lethbridge Family Services

Details: This one-hour virtual presentation will cover definitions related to family violence, types of abuse, myths and statistics related to family violence. This presentation is for anyone wanted to learn more about family violence and how to be supportive to those who experience it. For more information and to register, email here.

Man Up! Personal Growth Group

Date: November 10, 17 and 24 from 10:30 am to noon

Organization: Lethbridge Family Services

Details: This virtual personal growth group will deconstruct the messages of masculinity and support participants in taking a critical look at the gender roles. For more information and to register, email here.

Creating a Vision for Non-Violence Conference

Date: November 12 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Organization: Regional Vision for Non-Violence

Details: This 7th annual conference features speakers on the topics of trauma, resiliency, informal supporters, engaging men and boys, and the gift of laughter. Registration deadline has extended to November 5. For more information and to register, visit here.

Bridging Community Conference

Date: November 16 from 9 am to 5 pm

Organization: Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC)

Details: 6th Annual Bridging Communities Conference: Bridging Communities Through Resiliency and Leadership is a full day conference designed to bring people together to build connections, increase knowledge and address domestic violence. This year’s keynote, Dr. Michael Ungar, Dalhousie University, is presenting on resiliency. For more information and to register, visit here.

How to Listen (When a Friend Needs You)

Date: November 16 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Organization: Lethbridge Family Services

Details: This one-hour virtual presentation will offer information to participants on how to listen effectively to those who have experienced family violence. Topics shared will cover active listening skills, empathy vs sympathy, and relationship dynamics. For more information and to register, email here.

Introduction to Family Violence Virtual Workshop

Date: November 16

Organization: The Today Centre

Details: This virtual workshop is an introduction for service providers who would like to learn the basics, or refresh their current knowledge. For more information and to register, visit here.

Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference

Date: November 17, 18 and 19

Organization: Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference

Details: As the largest annual family violence conference in Western Canada, Diverse Voices brings speakers to share insights, current research and best practices to enable attendees to work more effectively with individuals impacted by family violence. This year’s keynote speakers include Dr. Maggie Hodgson, Iman Gatti, Julie Lalonde, and Sasha Neulinger. For more information and to register, visit here.

Strides Forward: Strategies and Supports for Effective Co-Parenting

Date: November 18 from 7 to 8 pm

Organization: YW Calgary

Details: Come join YW Calgary to learn more about skills and strategies to support effective co-parenting. For more information and to register, visit here.

Awareness of Self Harming Behaviour

Date: November 18 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Address: 10726 106 Ave, Grande Prairie

Organization: PACE and Grande Prairie Regional College

Details: In this workshop you will gain a better understanding about self-harming behaviours. You will be provided with warning signs of individuals who self-harm, and some practical strategies to address the self-harming behaviour. Participants will address such areas as: why some people self harm, possible triggers, assess the individual’s motivation to stop self-harming and strategies to help individuals stop self-harming based upon their motivational level. Facilitated by Charlene Eckstrom, MA, RSW. To register, email here.

Children & Trauma

Date: November 19 or 21 from 8:30 am to noon

Address: 10726 106 Ave, Grande Prairie

Organization: PACE and Grande Prairie Regional College

Details: The half-day Children and Trauma presentation focuses on the areas of abuse to children, with special emphasis on emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Strategies will be discussed concerning effective methods of helping children who been affected by trauma heal and thrive in their lives. To register, email here.

Healthy Relationships

Date: November 23 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Organization: Lethbridge Family Services

Details: This final one-hour virtual presentation will support participants in learning more about self-care. This presentation recognizes that it is difficult to support someone who is or has experienced family violence; therefore, we need to be intentional about taking care of ourselves through the process.

Day of Action

Date: November 23

Organization: Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC)

Details: The silent witnesses will be set up in one downtown Red Deer location as an exhibit for the public to view. The CASASC team will also be at the Red Deer Rebels hockey game with an info booth. We are encouraging everyone to wear purple on this day. For more information, visit here.

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Date: November 25 from 9:00 am to noon

Address: 10726 106 Ave, Grande Prairie

Organization: PACE and Grande Prairie Regional College

Details: This workshop will help you define and understand sexual assault and sexual harassment, and the affects they have on individuals. You will have a chance to challenge yourself awareness of the hidden realities of sexual assault and harassment in our society and explore myths around sexual violence. You will learn to engage in conversations around the issue of victim blaming and how we can help reduce this stigma. This workshop will also explore sexual violence in the workplace, and you will develop an understanding of how you can help create a safe workplace. You will gain tools to assist in handling disclosures of sexual violence and your responsibilities should you receive one. Facilitated by Denay Bjornson, Public Awareness Coordinator at Pace. To register, email here.

Caring for Yourself

Date: November 30 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Organization: Lethbridge Family Services

Details: This one-hour virtual presentation will be cover healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships, what abusive situations look like, healthy boundaries and consent. For more information and to register, email here.

Family Violence Across the Lifespan Training

Date: November 30 from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Organization: The Today Centre and John Howard Family Violence Prevention Centre

Details: This four part training series equips service providers with tools, skills, and knowledge to support victims of family violence. For more information and to register, visit here.

Understanding Influences: Family Conflict and the Developing Brain Conflict

Date: November 30 from 6 to 7 pm

Organization: YW Calgary

Details: Come join YW Calgary to learn more about the influence of family conflict on the developing brain. For more information and to register, visit here.

Online events in May

Numerous events were held across the province.

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