EXPLORING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 2016 HEART CONFERENCE
REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
A group of leading edge guest speakers will share insights into the complexities of domestic violence during a twoday conference set to take place in Valleyview later this month.
Organized by the Valleyview HEART Team (which stands for Health, Education and Action in Relationships Team) the 2016 HEART Conference will explore the topics of gender roles; socialization; hyper-masculinity as well as inform delegates of current provincial initiatives and best practices.
The HEART Team believes that if preventative initiatives and community education are increased, rates of domestic violence will decrease, and people in need will be better supported.
“Our goal is to bring people together in an effort to change the perceptions around domestic violence and create safer communities,” says Lisa Hannaford, Manager of Green View FCSS and HEART Team Chair.
This year’s conference will be emceed by former World Kickboxing Champion and professional cyclist Leah Goldstein, and feature a diverse panel of keynote speakers:
Cecil Sveinson – Program Manager for the Aboriginal and Diversity Policing Unit at the Winnipeg Police Service
Lana Wells – Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Associate Professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work; ·ichael Kaufman – an accomplished author, educator and theorist;
The 2016 HEART Conference will take place September 13 and 14, at the Valleyview Memorial Hall.
Delegate registrations are currently being accepted online through www.eventbrite.ca or by calling 780.524.7603. Conference fee is $50 per-person and includes meals for both days.
A free community presentation will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Sturgeon Lake Community Hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
About the Valleyview HEART Team
The Valleyview HEART team began in the spring of 2014 and was created to address the high rates of Domestic Violence in Valleyview and surrounding areas. HEART consists of local representation from Valleyview Victims Assistance, Child and Family Services, Green View FCSS, RCMP and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation.
For more information, please contact:
Lisa Hannaford Manager, Green View FCSS/ Valleyview HEART Team Chair Telephone: 780.524.7603