February 1

PATH TO EMPOWERMENT: HOW TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Zoom

A conversation, led by JFSA (Mae Bennett) and moderated by NCJW/CLE (Tracy Grinstead-Everly), offering tools to safely and effectively respond when you encounter people who may be experiencing domestic violence. The Jewish community plays a pivotal role in supporting the services JFSA offers for homicide prevention. In this exchange of expertise, JFSA will explain their unique resources and collaborative community role, and look to attendees to provide valuable insights and suggestions for improvement to our community’s response for survivors and their family, friends and allies.

Domestic violence survivors are more successful in leaving an abusive relationship with support from friends/family, but loved ones are often unsure how to provide help. Improve your advocacy skills, collaborate with an allied community partner, and improve lifesaving services for survivors. The need for this knowledge has never been greater, since COVID increased incidents of domestic violence, in both scope and severity. This session will include an authentic discussion about the reasons survivors can be reluctant to come forward, and what changes can be made to foster trust and offer the most client-centered services. JFSA will be surveying NCJW members to gather information and suggestions to best support our community’s survivors and family/friends of survivors. Please come ready to learn and also to share!

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom