'Why Do They Stay' program May 18

Agnesian HealthCare’s monthly domestic violence awareness program, Shine On Sessions, takes on the topic, “Why Do They Stay?” at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The session, facilitated by Amy Rodriguez, will discuss the dynamics of a violent relationship and the barriers that non-abusive partners find in trying to leave the relationship.

Shine On Sessions are held the third Monday of every month from 6-7 p.m. and highlight a different focus with a goal ending violence in homes. Sessions coming up:

• June 15: Digital Abuse

• July 20: Safety Planning/Support the Victim

• August 17: Gender Roles and Domestic Violence/Media Influence

• September 21: Bullying

• October 19: Domestic Violence Awareness

• November 16: Effects of Abuse on Children/Victims/Society

• December 21: Digital Abuse

Rodriguez is Agnesian HealthCare’s Domestic Violence Program prevention educator. She is a licensed social worker though the state of Wisconsin with nearly eight years of experience in Child Welfare and Child Protection Services. In addition to working with Agnesian HealthCare, Rodriguez is a forensic interviewer with the Child Advocacy Center in Neenah and is co-chair for the Prevention Education Committee (a subcommittee with Community Coordinated Response Team).

For more information about the Shine On Sessions, call Agnesian HealthCare’s Domestic Violence Program at (920) 926-4207.


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