October is domestic violence awareness month and the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center is teaming up with the Kodiak Area Native Association, Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center and the district attorney’s office to provide information and training on safe ways to intervene in violent situations.
Rebecca Shields is the executive director of KWRCC. She says that people may often feel inhibited or scared to help someone they know who is experiencing domestic violence.
Go to Live the Green Dot, for more details.
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In the same way a bystander might be afraid to speak up, Shields says that victims may also be wary of reporting abuse.
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Shields says that there are resources in Kodiak to help any person who wants to get out of an abusive situation.
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The Green Dot training is open to anyone 16 and older. It takes place this Saturday at the Kodiak High School.
Contact: Justin Nadoski
Turning the Tide Program Coordinator
Kodiak Area Native Association