“Preventing Domestic Violence and Abuse on Cape Cod”
For 40 years, Independence House has been helping domestic violence and sexual assault victims, survivors and their children by creating opportunities to find safety and become empowered through crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, referral, outreach, prevention, education and inspiring change in our community.
Chris Morin will present information on the work Independence House does to prevent violence in relationships, promote healthy and safe communities, and inspire change in our community. She will talk about the “Mentors in Violence Prevention” program in area High Schools and the coalition-led Enough Abuse Campaign, which educates community members about the prevention of child sexual abuse
Chris Morin began work at Independence House in 2011 and is presently the Director of Prevention, Education and Outreach. Her initial training in domestic and sexual violence was in Virginia, working on the Statewide Hotline for the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Although her primary job responsibilities are prevention and education, she is a trained domestic and sexual violence counselor and covers the Provincetown office.