Community Allies in Healing Domestic Violence: A virtual presentation

When: Thursday February 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zoom
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This is new date for this presentation which was postponed from last fall.

Domestic Violence is on the rise and pandemic and economic hardships only increase the levels of domestic violence. Clergy may be in contact with those needing specific help and lay people may find themselves encountering others in situations of domestic violence, and this course will put more resources at their fingertips when needs arise.

This workshop will help participants

  • Increase Awareness
  • Identify Types of Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence
  • Understand the Impact to Family, Children & the Community
  • Spot Red Flags for Victims and Persons who cause harm
  • Begin assisting with Safety Planning
  • Identify and Utilize Community Resources

The course is taught by Devon Gaster and Misti Harrelson:

Devon is the co-founder and executive director of Men Creating Peace. He has worked for over 23 years to educate men about the devastating impacts of intimate partner violence. He is a long-standing member of the Alameda County Domestic Violence Collaborative and works closely with the courts, probation and other community-based organizations focused on ending family violence. He is a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in San Leandro.

Misti is a survivor of a 10-year-long controlling and abusive relationship. After that life changing moment, Misti began her inspiring road to independence, healing, freedom and restoring hope in not only her life, but in the lives of others. She strongly believes the path to restoration of wholeness is through accountability and willingness to develop the insight necessary for meaningful change. She is mother, public speaker, life coach and a survivor. She currently works for the Alameda County District Attorney Victim Witness Division as a Mental Health Specialist III and is stationed with the Trauma Recovery Center located in the Family Justice Center where she advocates for all victims of crime.