BREAK THE SILENCE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATIONAL EVENT SERIES

Our Break the Silence event series is a free monthly community education and awareness program.

 

BTS sessions are designed to engage supporters, victims, and survivors in an ongoing dialogue exploring the many facets of domestic violence, our services, and the services of vital partners in the Lowcountry. 

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Break the Silence

Upcoming Sessions

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

JUNE 24, 2021
12pm EST

FEATURING

  • Sydney Conrad, MSH Director of Education + Training

  • Featured speakers to be announced

DISCUSSION GUIDE

Join MSH for an informative, engaging discussion around the ways domestic violence presents in the LGBTQIA+ community, victim's rights, and available programs and resources.

 


- Forms of abuse unique to the LGBTQIA+ community
- Access to services, resources, and support
- Ways in which our inclusive services are tailored to support each individual client

FREE REGISTRATION

Registration* is now open:

*note: you do NOT need a Facebook account to register or attend!

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Break the Silence

Series Catalogue

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVAL & MENTAL HEALTH
May 2021

FEATURING

  • Sydney Conrad​​, MSH Director of Education + Training

  • Tessa Murray, MSH Therapist

  • Jamilah Frazier, MPA, Center Administrator
    Charleston Dorchester Mental Health

SUMMARY

The discussion covers: 

  • Mental health and domestic violence survival

  • How victims experience and recover from the mental health impacts of abuse, and

  • How individuals can help those suffering from mental health challenges as a result of their DV trauma.

Holding Hands

WHAT IF I DON'T NEED SHELTER? 

HOW COMMUNITY CASE MANAGEMENT SUPPORTS THE SURVIVOR'S JOURNEY

March 2021

FEATURING

  • Sydney Conrad​​, MSH Director of Education + Training

  • Khalilah Sumners, MSH Director of Victim Services

  • Sarah Oliver, The Formation Project

SUMMARY

Discussion of vital community case management services:

  • What is Community Case Management?

  • How does Community Case Management support victims on their journey to survival?

  • How can victims in the Lowcountry access Community Case Management services and benefit the program?

Meeting

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

April 2021

FEATURING

  • Sydney Conrad​​, MSH Director of Education + Training

  • Adriana Mattingly, LISW-CP, Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinator and Project Therapist, MUSC

  • Alex Russell, MSW, Executive Director of Tri-Country S.P.E.A.K.S.

SUMMARY

The discussion covers: 

  • How sexual violence impacts the overall health of our community, 

  • How community agencies are working individually and in coordinated effort to support victims and end sexual violence, and

  • How individuals can help those others impacted by sexual violence and help bring an end to sexual violence in our community.

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HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE

February 2021

FEATURING

  • Sydney Conrad​​, MSH Director of Education + Training

  • Tiffany Hall, MSH Parent/Child Advocate

SUMMARY

Discussion of critical aspects of engaging with your teen to discuss:

  • Preparing to Date

  • Toxic Thinking

  • Upstander vs. Bystander Behavior

  • Recognizing the Signs

  • Continuing the Conversation

RESOURCES

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