01 Nov Family Violence Prevention Month
November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta
Events Scheduled to Raise Awareness in Airdrie Throughout November
November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. This year’s theme, “Where To Turn” encourages Albertans to learn more about resources available to protect someone from Family Violence.
On October 21, 2019, Airdrie City Council proclaimed the month of November 2019 as Family Violence Prevention month in Airdrie, and will light up City Hall in purple lights on November 4, 2019, to raise awareness of the issue and help make a difference by creating a culture of support for those affected by family violence.
Representatives from local agencies that address family violence in all capacities have collaborated to schedule a month of informative events for the public and those affected by family violence.
November – Throughout the month of November, a display of resources and information will be available at Airdrie Public Library.
November 4, 2019 – Light the Night – 5 pm at City Hall. Community residents are invited to join us as we kick off Family Violence Prevention Month at City Hall. A vigil walk will be held in honor of those who have been impacted by Family Violence.
November 20, 2019 – “Take A Stand” presented by the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter – 7 to 8 pm at the Airdrie Public Library. This free presentation will show members of the public how to recognize, respond and refer; the myths and facts about family violence; and how important community support is for people who are seeking help. We will also have a presentation from Racha El-Dib, who is an Advocate for Family Violence Prevention. In addition, information about local resources will be available at the event so members of the community can learn more.
November 27, 2019 – Elder Abuse Awareness Tea – 1 to 2:30 pm at Community Links. Join us for an informative discussion about Elder Abuse, including how to recognize signs and ways to support those who might be affected. Please register by November 20 by calling 403.945.3900 or visiting our website at www.nrvcl.ab.ca
If you are affected by family violence, there are several private educational events planned throughout the month. These include: Personal Safety and a Celebration of Healing.
All of these events are free of charge, and confidential for the sake of safety. Please contact Laurie or Linda at Community Links for information about the private events (403.945.3900)
During the month of November, show your support by wearing purple and using #GoPurpleAB or #WhereToTurn to share your pictures on social media.
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About the Family Violence Prevention Month Committee: Representatives from Airdrie Housing, Airdrie and District Victim’s Assistance (ADVAS), Airdrie P.O.W.E.R., Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health Services: MHCB, Stepping Stones to Mental Health, Community Links and RCMP, have come together to raise awareness of family violence by scheduling events that will help the public and those affected by family violence obtain valuable information throughout November.