Training and Event Calendar
This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.
October 2013 – October 2014
The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration. This year’s theme, “Hope in the Light of Day”, highlights the Coordinated Community Response efforts of the Ouachita Parish SAFE Task Force as it strives to promote victim safety and batterer accountability. Open to the public. Domestic violence literature is available including DV Fact Sheets, brochures, and DV Handbooks.
“Purple Balloon Release” is the culminating event for the Dollars for Domestic Violence fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. The high school raising the most funds releases the Purple Balloons at their campus. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
“Dollars for Domestic Violence” is an awareness fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. Students purchase domestic violence ribbon cards for one dollar to Say No to Domestic Violence. Students pledge to help raise awareness of domestic and teen dating violence.
The LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE is the culminating event for the winners of the Pennies for Peace elementary school domestic violence awareness and fundraising project. The winning school will release live butterflies followed by a pizza party for the winning class in honor of safe families. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
Pennies for Peace is an elementary school awareness project in which schools compete using purple piggy banks to collect coins to help local children and their families in Northeast Louisiana receive domestic violence services. Age-appropriate materials are provided for parents to review with students at home. Teachers and counselors are provided with resource and referral information. This event provides a positive experience in addressing a community problem that affects many children. Special recognition of winning school /class plus a $100.00 gift card drawing in which all participating schools are eligible to win.
How can violence prevention become more equity focused? What does it look like to acknowledge the impact of race, class, sexual orientation and ability in the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention efforts? This web conference will provide a space for a closer look at enhancing violence prevention work to promote health equity. Based on the framework presented in CDC’s recent publication "A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease", this web conference will delve into disproportionate outcomes based on race, class, sexual orientation, and ability within the context of violence prevention. Guests will explore opportunities to better address equity issues and support health equity as a part of prevention initiatives.
Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention will be presented by Jennifer Rauhouse Executive Director and Founder of Peer Solutions and guest speaker Eli Chevalier a Senior High School student that is a Peer Educator representing Jennifer’s program.
- In 1981, Jennifer Rauhouse began her work to end sexual, relationship and family violence including child abuse, before it begins. She founded Peer Solutions in 1996 and has developed, implemented and evaluated STAND & SERVE (S&S), a locally and nationally recognized student, school, family and community primary prevention initiative designed to cultivate safety, equality and respect as norms. Jennifer has provided trainings with an emphasis on youth and community mobilization for Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming and currently serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Advisory Council.
- Eli Chevalier is a senior at Tempe High School in Tempe Arizona. He joined STAND & SERVE (S&S) six years ago and now serves as the Peer Education Coordinator. Eli was instrumental in developing a new initiative entitled THE GUTS TO BE GOOD (G2BG), five things we can all do to make this world a better place: 1. The guts to be Respectful, 2. The guts to be Courteous, 3. The guts to Speak-Up, 4. The guts to be Honest and 5. The guts to Lend a Hand. Eli hosts bi-annual S&S Days at the Capitol, is a peer educator after school and during the summer and facilitates workshops for local and national conferences. Eli is an Under the Trans* Umbrella Expert and is willing to share his expertise as requested. When not volunteering regularly in his community including working with young people, families and school staff dealing with traumatic brain injury, Eli also serves as the President of the Gay Straight Alliance, as Head of the Thespian Club and is an accomplished actor.
More information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8661200896752013570
This webinar focuses on engaging men in violence prevention and intervention, exploring the value of engaging men, examining strengths and weaknesses of current initiatives and providing strategies and tools to engage men at the organizational level.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the value in engaging men in anti-violence work
2. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of current efforts to engage men
3. Identify different tools and strategies to engage men in anti-violence work.
For more information: https://jwi.org/page.aspx?pid=2627&srctid=1&erid=5262613&trid=f250aeb4-c108-4d8b-ae83-035a219aa533#sthash.lDpCteQY.dpbs
Oct 2, 2014, 10am-11am,
The Wellspring Domestic Violence Month Kickoff Event:
“Hope in the Light of Day: Celebrating DV Survivors”
316 S. Grand St., Monroe, LA
Oct 15, 2014, 6pm-7pm
Domestic Violence Forum
University of Louisiana Monroe
Student Union Ballroom