December 5th, 2020

LFS offering series to strengthen healthy relationships


By Jensen, Randy on November 7, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

During Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta, Lethbridge Family Services is using the opportunity to increase awareness of the resources and supports available in Lethbridge and area to end family violence and build healthier relationships.

Alberta has the third-highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces, yet family violence is preventable, according to the provincial government (https://www.alberta.ca/family-violence-prevention-month.aspx).

“In response to the needs of the community once COVID occurred, we adapted our services to remain accessible. In recognition of Family Violence Prevention Month we have developed the following series to increase awareness and decrease stigma around this important community concern,” said John Thompson, supervisor, Outreach & Education, at Lethbridge Family Services, Counselling, Outreach and Education department, in a news release.

The following information series is offered at no cost to participants to help recognize healthy relationships and the importance of taking care of yourself and your family.

The new online series includes:

– What is Family Violence: Nov. 3, 6-7 p.m.;

– How to Listen (when a friend needs you): Nov. 10, 6-7 p.m.;

– Healthy Relationships: Nov. 17, 6-7 p.m.;

– Caring for Yourself: Nov. 24, 6-7 p.m.

Registration for the series is offered on Microsoft Teams link can be found at http://www.lfsfamily.ca. All Albertans can show their support in November by using the hashtags #GoPurpleAB and #WhereToTurn.

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