Welcome to the November 2016 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
November 14 in New Lisbon: Free Stewards of Children Training
You're invited to a free Darkness to Light Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention training for adults on Monday, November 14 from 4-6:30pm at the New Lisbon City Hall, 232 West Pleasant Street. Stewards of Children is the only evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training proven effective in educating adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training utilizes a video, workbook, and group discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs greatly appreciated to Jess Kaehny, Community Education Program Manager of Hope House at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-356-9123.
Crisis Response Advocates
Hope House is expanding services! We are accepting applications for 2nd and 3rd shift Crisis Response Advocates. Second shift is a full time position at 30-32 hours/week, plus benefits, working 3pm-Midnight with every other Sat/Sun/Mon off work. Hourly wage is $15.50-$18.50/hour depending on experience. Third shift is a full time position at 30-32 hours/week, plus benefits, working 11pm-8am with every other Sat/Sun/Mon off work. Hourly wage is $16.25-$19.25/hour depending on experience. If you know anyone that may be interested, please direct them here.
Upcoming Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee Meetings
The next Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:15-7:15pm in the Baraboo High School library. We welcome all Baraboo area community members who are interested in helping to create a high school environment that is respectful, inclusive, and free of sexual harassment and assault. At this meeting, we will plan events that will engage students and staff throughout the high school community. Future meetings will also be held on the third Tuesday of each month at the same time and location: December 21st, January 17th, February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th. Questions can be directed to Prevention Project Coordinator Nola Pastor at email@example.com or 608-356-9123.
TEENS N THEATER (TNT) Presents CUTTER on November 9 from 2:30-4 pm
A play dealing with the very real contemporary topic of self harm in the teen community
TNT, in partnership with the West Central Wisconsin Boys and Girls Club, will be premiering this play on Wednesday, November 9th in the Baraboo Civic Center gymnasium, located at 124 2nd Street in Baraboo. This performance is free and open to the public and will run from 2:30 to 4 pm. This group of courageous teens has joined together to tackle the difficult issues that face our kids on a daily basis in our ever growing complex world. Among other topics looked at by this ground breaking group are, bullying, divorce, sexual pressure, and group dynamics. TNT is bringing these issues out in the open in hopes of demonstrating better coping skills and having healing conversations. In an effort to promote this kind of dialogue, the teen actors will be facilitating a talk-back session after the show to discuss these issues and their impact on teens’ lives.
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 the following; our most needed items are bolded:
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.
Children and Youth
Parents' and Youth Service Providers' Section
Faith Communities' Section
Not In Our Town’s Faith Resources: “Communities of faith play a vital role in bringing people together. Whether it is healing and responding when a hate incident occurs or hosting interfaith dialogues to address an issue of inclusion, faith leaders and congregants are part of the solution. Here you will find short films, stories, and resources that show how interfaith communities can work together to prevent hate and intolerance while building safer, more inclusive towns”…Read more