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The Economy's Impact on Family Violence

Learn about how the current economic downturn is impacting violence within the family, at a free community program on Tues. June 2, 7:45 to 9 p.m., in the conference room of St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley (just south of Cherry Hill), Canton. Also, be sure to check out the library's collection of self-help resources on family violence, including strategies to diffuse anger, information on child abuse, and parenting in the aftermath of family violence.

All older teens and adults are invited to attend the program on Tues. June 2. Guest speaker will be Judith Barr, LMSW, ACSW, a Canton resident and director of Sexual Assault Programs, Prevention and Intervention at First Step (Western and Downriver Wayne County’s Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence).  She will share a short video of survivors of domestic violence sharing their personal stories, discuss the economy’s impact on family violence, and talk about ways to help yourself or a loved one involved in dating or domestic violence. This program is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee at St. Thomas a’Becket Church. Light refreshments will be served.
No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, call the church office at (734) 981-1333.