Early childhood training: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

In recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Council and Southwest Human Development present a free training on Thursday, April 14th for early childhood professionals: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children.

Children who witness or are victims of abuse are more likely to live in violent relationships when they are adults. Many of the adults that law enforcement and social services have interactions with today were exposed to domestic violence as a child. In this training, we will discuss how being exposed to emotional, verbal and physical abuse between a child’s caregivers can have lifelong emotional and psychological consequences.

The training will be presented by Missy Sikora, the Director of the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, a facility that helps child and adult victims of interpersonal violence. Prior to becoming the director at YFAC, Sikora was a supervisor with the Arizona Department of Child Safety in Prescott, where she worked for 12 years. Missy has a Master’s Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services and is also a graduate of the Certified Public Manage-ment Program from the Bob Ramsey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Join this free training on April 14th from 12 to 1:30 PM by registering here. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Brown at michelerbrown@cox.net

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