V.I. Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Council to Host National Network to End Domestic Violence

Reducing Domestic Violence and Economic Abuse

The Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DSVAC) has announce it will host the National Network to End Domestic Violence for a training on the “Moving Ahead Through Financial Empowerment Curriculum” on July 9 (St. Thomas) and July 10 (St. Croix).

This curriculum tool kit is designed to help community leaders assist survivors of domestic violence move from short-term safety to long-term security by specifically addressing financial and economic needs and challenges. This is an unprecedented opportunity for those that directly and indirectly interface with victims of domestic violence — including government officials, school system staff, nonprofit organizations, faith-based leaders, as well as many other community leaders and advocates — to learn how they can directly help survivors of domestic violence in the territory.

The training will be facilitated by Kim Pentico, director of National Network’s economic justice programs. The curriculum was developed by The Allstate Foundation in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and has been academically validated by Rutgers University.

Each participant will receive a copy of the “Moving Ahead” training curriculum. The cost for the training is $30; however, interested participants can become a member of DVSAC for $25 and this training will be free of charge. CEU’s are also available for an additional $25 fee. Refreshments will be provided by a sponsor, Speedy Redemption. To register for this event or for more information regarding other events being hosted by DVSAC, visit www.vidvsac.eventbrite.com.

The training dates are:
On St. Thomas: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, at the V.I. Small Business Development Center, 8000 Nisky Center

On St. Croix: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July `0, at V.I. the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council Office, 4100 Sion Farm Shopping Center, Christiansted

To RSVP, visit www.vidvsac.eventbrite.com
Media contact information: Kalyn Fahie, program liaison, V.I. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC), 9180 Estate Thomas — Unit K 2005, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 774-0144; cell: 313-642-7505; kalyn@vidvsac.net or khnuma@vidvsac.net