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Huron Women's Shelter To Launch New Education Program

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

Program would target businesses, schools, organizations to prevent violence against women.

The Huron Women's Shelter is introducing a new program this February, to educate local students, businesses, and organizations about issues related to violence against women.

Director of Community Engagement, Laura Scott, says local businesses, agencies, community groups, and others can request tailored training to help them increase their understanding of violence against women.

Scott says schools across Huron County will also take part in the education programming, which will include a series of 30 minute workshops organized into Ontario curriculum-informed lesson plans to help students develop the tools they need to self-protect and create a safe space for all.

The school element of the education program would cater to secondary students, from grades 9-12.

Officials at the Huron Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services are looking to prevent domestic violence, rather than simply dealing with its symptoms.

The education program kicks off February 3rd, and any organizations wanting to take part can contact Community Educator, Halee McCann at Halee@huronwomensshelter.com or call 519-524-5333 ext. 312 to request further information.

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