A workshop hosted by Rowan House is aimed at shedding light on domestic violence issues.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month and the workshop is just one of the events scheduled by Rowan House Society this month to raise awareness.

Ally Cramm, Rowan House Society community relations coordinator, says the free workshop, titled Domestic Violence 101, is open to everyone.

She says many aspects of domestic violence will be addressed at the workshop.

"They will be talking about what domestic violence is, who it affects, how it may affect children, and where you, your sister, your mom, your friend could go for help if they are or know someone affected by family violence," Cramm explains.

Anyone with an interested in learning more about domestic violence is encouraged to attend, especially because, as Cramm points out, some forms of domestic violence can be difficult to identify.

"We really encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to come out," she says. "It is an opportunity to learn about different forms of domestic violence, that might seem like normal behaviour, but is actually abuse."

The Domestic Violence 101 workshop is offered free-of-charge and those interested in attending are asked to register on the Rowan House website. For more information, click here.

The workshop will be held at the Okotoks Recreation Centre community room on Tuesday, November 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. with another workshop in High River at the Library on Tuesday November 28, also from 1 to 3 p.m..


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