Welcome to the May 2016 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin
You're Invited: May 17 Educational Luncheon in Wisconsin Dells
"Strengths-based Support for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse"
Please join us! Faith Leaders for Healthy Relationships and Hope House present "Strengths-based Support for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse" by Julie Fisher, Associate Director at Hope House, on May 17 from 11:30 am - 1 pm at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells.
Domestic violence and sexual assault are two of the most traumatic experiences a human can endure. Victims need to be heard, empowered, understood and supported in order to begin healing and moving forward. Strengths-based support begins with the understanding of the impact of trauma on an individual or family – and emphasizes survivor strengths, competencies, and adaptive capacities. We hope you will join us for lunch and will walk away with a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma and how to support those who have experienced it.
Register by May 12th to ensure your place at the luncheon. Please click here to order your ticket and reserve your seat! This is a secular workshop and discussion, and all are welcome to attend.
Hope House Donation Needs
Monetary donations are most needed. Individuals have the option of donating online. Please note that a portion of your online donation will go towards PayPal fees. Donations can be mailed to Hope House, P.O. Box 557, Baraboo, WI 53913. We also appreciate gas cards, gift cards (Walmart, Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Kohl’s), taxi vouchers from Baraboo Taxi, and used cell phones, iPods and iPads. Please note that we are not accepting stuffed animals/plush toys, used toys, clothes (except for new sweatshirts and sweatpants), shoes, used books, furniture, TVs, bar soap, hats, scarves or travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Current needs include
Special Note about Travel-Size Items: We encourage those looking to donate travel-size items to donate them to the Backpack Project. The Backpack Project strives to provide Baraboo School District students who are financially challenged to enter the school doors on the first day ‘just like everyone else’ and to show these children the community supports and encourages them to learn and do their best. If interested in donating towards this project, please contact Becky Hovde at 608-963-8230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents' and Youth Service Providers' Section
Webinar on May 25 from 1-2 pm: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect to Create a World Where Every Child Can Thrive: "This webinar will highlight the CDC's Essentials for Childhood framework, which is intended for use by communities committed to the positive development of children and families and specifically to the prevention of child abuse and neglect." Click here to register.