MOUNT VERNON — Every Monday in October, New Directions will be hosting Know More Mondays, a free training series, in The Grand Hotel breakfast room at 12 Public Square in Mount Vernon from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The first session, “See the Signs,” was held Oct. 1. Participants learned to watch for and to identify behaviors that could lead to intimate partner violence or sexual assault, both personally and in the workplace.
Upcoming Know More Mondays will cover additional related topics.
•Monday, Oct. 8: Challenges of Proving Felony Cases — Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville will discuss the difficult of proving domestic violence and felonious assault felony cases. Domestic and intimate partner violence can be difficult to understand and this training will help participants learn more.
•Monday, Oct. 15: Domestic Violence and the Law — Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney and Victim Advocate Ellie Cline, both of the Mount Vernon Law Director’s Office, will give an overview of the criminal prosecution process, discuss civil and criminal protection orders and share important information on strangulation based domestic violence offenses.
•Monday, Oct. 22: Discussion of Photovoices Project — Dr. Danielle Giroux, assistant professor of social work at MVNU will discuss the clinical relevance of the Photovoices Project, and her research about domestic and intimate partner violence. Schnormeier Gallery, 221 S. Main St., is hosting “The Heart of the Grizzly, a photovoices research project.” conducted by the social work department at MVNU in conjunction with New Directions from Oct.1 through Oct. 31.
Space is limited, please reserve your spot by calling 740-397-4357, ext. 1003.