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Family Abuse: What Is It and What Can You Do About It?

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved with the workshop, this class will be set up Virtually.


Presented by Allison Medina, Director of TWC Domestic and Sexual Assault Services 

What does family abuse look like? Could it be happening to you or someone you know? What stops those who experience family abuse from getting the help they need? What are the barriers to getting help? Why is it so difficult to understand, identify, and even harder to stop? What are some of the options and resources in the community (including the protective order process)?

If any of these questions have crossed your mind, join us for a session that will help you identify and learn how to most effectively deal with the pattern of coercive behaviors associated with family abuse, including (but not limited to) physical and sexual violence, threats of violence, emotional and psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, economic and financial control, spiritual abuse, and destruction of property.

During the presentation, a survivor/advocate will tell her story and share her experiences. The protective order process from intake through trial will be reviewed. Please bring your questions.


April 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Women’s Center


The Women’s Center (Building 127)
127 Park St NE
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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(703) 281-2657