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Domestic Violence Awareness - Cancelled




Domestic violence occurs in every country, culture and age group. It affects people of all socioeconomic levels, religious affiliations, and educational backgrounds. The impact of domestic violence is far-reaching and invasive, impacting families, children and the community. How can you, as a community and business member, assist victims of domestic violence (DV) if you never know they are in a violent relationship? In this presentation, you will learn the components of domestic violence and the difficulties associated with assessing and treating it. In the second hour, the course will provide social risk assessment tools and communication strategies to assist community members in early intervention of intimate partner violence by addressing some of the social issues which often lead to angry and violent outbursts within relationships – poverty, homelessness, intergenerational abuse, cultural biases, mental health, addiction, etc. Lastly, advocating for a healthy relationship and having a “Zero Abuse Commitment” can be intimidating… As a survivor of domestic violence and mental health professional, I can show you effective, evidence-based communication strategies for talking to victims of domestic violence, advocating for those who have been exposed to domestic violence, and how to help survivors of DV advocate for themselves. We never know what goes on in someone's home but to have a healthy and safe community, it is vital that community members (YOU) know how to recognize the warning signs and red flags of DV and learn to speak to the healing language of empathy and human kindness

Class Details

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Only 25 spots left!


Registration Open through 10/7/2019 12:53 PM


The registration period has closed for this event.

Instructor: Alessandra Toscanelli


As a Program Director for a Recovery Center in Southern Idaho, I was able to serve people who struggled with Substance Use Disorder and/or Mental Illnesses. It was incredibly rewarding to work with people who were finding their own recovery paths and learning to live again. In Idaho, I served my community in a variety of volunteer positions – from Crisis Counseling to an Advisory Board for the City Council. My husband and I relocated to St George, Utah in 2018 and I currently work for the Area Agency on Aging, Five County AOG as the Media and Public Relations Specialist. I serve on DSU’s Dixie Serves Washington County Volunteer Advisory Council and love the beautiful area that I now call home. I am a mental health, suicide prevention, domestic violence, and recovery advocate. I believe aloha and gratitude is what life is all about and it would be my pleasure to have you in class as you allow me to provide a basic understanding of mental health issues in a safe and supportive learning environment

Minimum Enrollment: In order to better serve our customers, a minimum enrollment must be met. You will be notified 2 business days before the first class meeting if the class will be canceled due to low enrollment. Refunds for canceled classes will be issued promptly and no refund fee will be charged.

Refund Policy: Please notify us two (2) business days prior to the class start date for a refund. Refunds requested less than 2 days prior may be assessed a refund fee of $10. After class begins, you may request a refund in the form of a credit to your account. All account credits expire at fiscal year-end on June 30.
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Whitehead Education Bldg Room # 150
Edith S. Whitehead Education Building (WEDU) 849-885 E 100 S
St. George, UT 84770



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