Battling The Threat Of Domestic Abuse
October 2, 2009
- "We are involved with the Madison County task force because our Soldiers, civilians, retirees and their families live both on and off post."
- "It is an issue when anyone is being harmed, whether it's the Soldier or a family member."
- "We have a continuing effort to ensure the whole family is being cared for through the family covenant."
- "We want to provide ways for abuse victims to come forward so the violence will be stopped."
HereAca,!a,,cs the schedule for Domestic Abuse Awareness Month in October.
Aca,!Ac Thursday Aca,!" Community kickoff, Big Spring International Park, gazebo, 6:30-7 p.m., includes proclamation signing and moment of reflection.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 17 Aca,!" Domestic Violence Weekend, Oakwood University, special Sabbath program.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 19 Aca,!" Walk-a-thon, Aca,!A"Break the Silence,Aca,!A? Alabama A&M University, noon at the track.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 24 Aca,!" Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar, Richard Showers Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Crisis Services of North Alabama and First Seventh-Day Adventist Church. For more information, call 852-8360.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 28 Aca,!" Kiss-A-Cop Project, appreciating law enforcement in Madison, Morgan, Jackson and Limestone counties and on Redstone Arsenal.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 29 Aca,!" Musicians Against Domestic Violence Concert at University of Alabama-Huntsville, University Exhibit Hall. Four bands will perform; counselors will be on hand to provide counseling to victims of abuse, noon to 4 p.m. Aca,!A| Candelight Vigil at Oakwood University, Wade Residence Hall, 6 to 7 p.m.
Aca,!Ac All Month Aca,!" Local hair salons will display domestic violence awareness materials. Safe Card Project will involve local restaurants and stores distributing information cards with local emergency phone numbers and Silent Witness statues will be placed at various public places, including Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Hospital, Madison Square and Parkway Place malls and the Botanical Garden.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 2 Aca,!" Information booth at the Post Exchange, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 6 Aca,!" Information booth at the Sparkman Center cafeteria, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 7 Aca,!" Information booth at Redstone Bowling Lanes, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 14 Aca,!" Program of skits and information titled Aca,!A"Sex Signals,Aca,!A? Heiser Hall, for Soldiers only.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 15 Aca,!" Program of skits and information titled Aca,!A"Sex Signals,Aca,!A? Heiser Hall, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Soldiers and civilians.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 16 Aca,!" Program of skits and information titled Aca,!A"Sex Signals,Aca,!A? Heiser Hall, 9:30-11 a.m., Soldiers and civilians.
Aca,!Ac Oct. 27 Aca,!" Showing of video Aca,!A"Voices of Men,Aca,!A? a one-man show on sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention, at Army Community Service, 4 to 5:30 p.m.