SPEAK Webinar Series

Safe+Sound Somerset is hosting a series of webinars that will look at healthy relationships and warning signs of abuse. Each webinar will last an hour and include a question and answer session.


Spotting the Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

January 13, 2021: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Times of stress and anxiety can strain any relationship, but when does something cross the line from normal ups and downs to unhealthy, or even abusive, dynamics? During this interactive presentation, we’ll introduce the characteristics of healthy relationships, as well as the most common “red flags” of domestic abuse. We’ll examine real-life examples of the excuses for abusive behavior and conclude with a discussion about how to get help and support a friend struggling with an abusive relationship.

Presenters:
Joelle Piercy, LSW, MSS, MLSP, SPEAK Community Outreach Coordinator
Jessica Skultety, SPEAK Community Outreach Associate

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Relating About Dating:
Talking to Teens About Healthy Relationships

Just because we are social distancing doesn’t mean that teens have stopped dating. In fact, the current reliance on technology may make a teen’s communication with their partner more constant than ever. Join us for an interactive webinar where we will discuss what a healthy teen relationship looks like and explore ways to talk with them about common unhealthy or abusive behaviors. Based on programs we present to teens in schools, we will share questions from students – and our responses – so that you can see how local teens are thinking about intimate relationships. Parents, teachers, and anyone else who cares for a teen are encouraged to participate.

Presenters:
Joelle Piercy, LSW, MSS, MLSP, SPEAK Community Outreach Coordinator
Jessica Skultety, SPEAK Community Outreach Associate

February 8, 2021: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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February 10, 2021: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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February 13, 2021: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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An Inside Look at Safe+Sound Somerset, The County’s Lead Domestic Violence Response Agency

March 10, 2021: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Have you thought about calling Safe+Sound Somerset – for yourself, a friend or a client – but don’t know what to expect? Are you wondering who qualifies for our services?  Join us as we follow one survivor’s journey to safety and healing, from the first call or text to our hotline through connection to a variety of programs. Using real examples, we will answer some of the most common questions we hear about our organization and show how clients can leave Safe+Sound Somerset empowered and better equipped to lead a life free from abuse.

Presenters:
Ana Diaz, MA, MSW, LSW, Director of Programs
Joelle Piercy, LSW, MSS, MLSP, SPEAK Community Outreach Coordinator