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 – November 2013

Oct
26
Sat
Logansport Balloon Release, Walk, and Vigil @ Logansport Riverfront
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Project Celebration will host a domestic violence awareness month balloon release, awareness walk, and vigil at the riverfront in Logansport, LA.

Clothesline project will be displayed as well.

For more information, contact Project Celebration at 318-256-3408.

Oct
28
Mon
Domestic Violence Ceremony – Hammond @ Southeastern Louisiana University Student Union
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Oct
29
Tue
Teen Dating Violence: Economic Impact – Education & Earnings @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life.    A young woman’s educational performance may be hindered by her partner’s actions, such as destroying books or homework or causing injuries that prevent her from going to school.

Researchers analyzed survey data of about 500 single mothers who were, on average, 32 years old and earned less than $7,000 per year. Participants who had been victimized by dating partners as adolescents obtained significantly less education.  Each additional year of education was associated with an extra $855 in earnings.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=349

Flowers on the Lake – Lake Charles @ Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oct. 29th at 5:30 pm at the Civic Center Seawall Oasis will recognize those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence, we will have a speaker, singing and a memorial.

For more information contact Oasis at (337)436-4552.

Oct
30
Wed
Purple Balloon Release: A DVAM High School Event @ TBA
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“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.

Domestic Violence Ceremony – Franklinton @ Washington Parish Courthouse
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
31
Thu
Pennies for Peace Live Butterfly Release: A DVAM Elementary School Event @ TBA
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Candlelight Vigil – Lincoln Parish @ Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lincoln Parish
October 31st- 6:00pm
Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
910 N Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Nov
1
Fri
A New Look at Domestic Violence Dynamics @ Webinar
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar will delve into the changing face of domestic violence, including tactics being utilized by perpetrators and escalating barriers faced by victims. Attendees will participate in an interactive exercise to demonstrate the impact of domestic violence on survivors.

To Register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E959DA83864E39

Nov
2
Sat
Safe Harbor Charity Run @ Mandeville Lakefront
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Safe Harbor will host a charity 5k run in Mandeville, LA. Early registration is $20.

For more information:

http://safeharbornorthshore.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013-Safe-Harbor-Race-Flyer.pdf