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Community Awareness

Community Presentations

Would you like your Service Club, Church group, or staff to have information about Bay Area Women’s Center services? Let us share with you what it is that we are doing for our community. Whether you are interested in quick highlights of our services (5-10 minutes) or a more comprehensive “inside look” at the Bay Area Women’s Center (45 minutes), we can meet your needs!  We can also customize presentations to fit group needs or specific issues.

Community Workshops and Trainings

Bay Area Women’s Center provides interpersonal violence solutions to community based agencies and workplaces that serve Bay and Arenac County residents. These trainings are offered free of charge and are tailored to each agency’s need.

In addition to Domestic Violence 101, which covers the basics of domestic violence, presenters can also cover a wide range of issues.  Each and every presentation shares information with attendees as to how and where to seek help, and making referrals. One to two hour trainings may include:

  • The Specific Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

  • The Effects of Children Exposed to Violence

  • The Unique Aspects of Teen Dating Violence

  • The Effects of Domestic Violence at the Workplace

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

  • DV and Homelessness

  • Elder Abuse

Special Training

BAWC offers education programs to various professional and community groups including medical residents, dentists, law enforcement and others.  Training is also available to university classes as well as other community groups and organizations.

Examples of specialty trainings include:

“Cut It Out” – Designed for salon professionals

Cut It Out is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals, during this one hour training, to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources.

Enhancing Dental Professionals Response to Family Violence

This 1 ½ hour program educates professionals in the dental field about the dynamics of family violence, including clinical signs and symptoms of abuse. Information is provided about routine safe screening of patients for family violence, mandated reporting of child abuse, as well as keeping potential victims comfortable and feeling safe while in the dentist’s chair.

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