November is Family Violence Awareness Month

November 1, 2016 is WEAR PURPLE DAY to start Family Violence Prevention Month

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This year’s theme is Reach Out Speak Out. One in four women will experience abuse in their lifetime. Children are exposed to Family Violence in too many homes, the places that they should feel loved and safe. By speaking out against family violence we stand with those experiencing family violence and reaching out for help. Wear Purple November 1st. There will be a photo contest for classes wearing their purple that day!
In the first week of November will be the Walk for Peace. We will be walking from Bonnyville Youth Centre to downtown and in a circle back to the Youth Centre. This is to raise awareness of Family Violence and our hope that all people can experience peace, especially in our homes and schools.
November 13 to 19th is Bullying Awareness Week. We are asking area schools students to sign pledges to Stand Up against Bullying. We will have displays at area schools during this week.

Family Violence Prevention month ends with our Candlelight Vigil. This event is to honor the memory of those who lost their lives to Family Violence. We will also inspire you with stories of hope from survivors of Family Violence. More details will follow soon.

 

For more information contact the Bonnyville Community Support Program, a partnership of Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre and Bonnyville FCSS.  780-826-2656