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CASDA offers domestic violence awareness training

To recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Inc. will collaborate with community partners in October to highlight a message of nonviolence and to share information about local services for victims of abuse.

An opening ceremony featuring a mayoral proclamation is scheduled for Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. in the atrium of the Douglas County Government Center.

There will be a free interactive training event Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at VIP Pizza, 1201 Tower Ave., Superior. Participants will learn more about the dynamics of domestic violence as well as constructive ways to approach a survivor.

There will be a free pizza meal served at 5 p.m., opening remarks at 5:30 p.m., interactive "Why Do They Stay" training at 5:50 p.m. and follow-up discussion at 6:20 p.m.

In 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Department received 105 domestic violence related calls, while the Superior Police Department received 376, for a total of 481 calls in Douglas County. In 2017, CASDA provided direct advocacy services to 486 individuals and answered 1,932 helpline calls.

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