Peach County Family Connection to Host a Workshop on Domestic Violence

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To coincide with the month, Peach County Family Connections Collaborative will host a seminar titled “Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds” at Fort Valley State University, Founders Hall, Friday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.-1p.m.

Peach County Family Connections Executive Director Frankie Towles recently appeared on WMGT-TV news program Daybreak to discuss the details.

In a state where one in four children in Georgia are victims of child abuse, the seminar is designed to train and educate the community about domestic violence. Guest speaker, Johnnetta McSwain-Clay, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, will share her 12-step plan that helped her overcome her circumstance and heal from the deep pain.

This event is open to the public. The cost is $65 for social workers, $25 for the general public, $20 for law enforcement, $15 for students, and $10 for FVSU faculty and staff.

To register, call 478-825-0074.

Watch Towles on Daybreak.

Watch the documentary, “The Road Beyond Abuse,” featuring Johnnetta McSwain-Clay.

Georgia Family Connection Partnership Executive Director Gaye Smith participates in a discussion about the film and how the state of Georgia is dealing with abuse issues.

Visit the Peach County Family Connection Web site.

William Valladares
Communications Coordinator
404-527-7394 (x114)