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Webinar: Understanding Domestic Violence – Forms, Dynamics, and Myths
November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
One in three Canadian women experience abuse from an intimate partner. This webinar will unpack myths related to domestic violence and broaden our understanding of its forms and impact. We will look at barriers to disclosing abuse and how we can start to address this hidden epidemic in our faith communities.
Dr. Deborah-Zita Somakoko – Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence, FOUNDER
Dr. Deborah-Zita Somakoko is a mother, advocate, public speaker, business owner, and God servant. Deborah Zita is the founder of Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence movement in Canada and partners with organizations, the media and the government of Manitoba to deliver domestic violence awareness events and provide support to Domestic Violence victims and their families across Manitoba
Jaymie Friesen – MCC Manitoba, Abuse Response and Prevention Coordinator
As Abuse Response & Prevention Coordinator, Jaymie raises awareness and offers resources relating to healthy relationships and abuse, while supporting those impacted by abuse. Jaymie entered this role with experience as a healthy relationships educator, sexual assault crisis counsellor, and mental health worker. She holds a BA in Social Sciences and Counselling, Certificate in Applied Counselling, and is currently working on her Masters in Psychotherapy and Spirituality.