Domestic violence conference joins the dots

Pictured at the launch of Connecting the DOTS Domestic Awareness Week at Dove House on Thursday last are (back row, from left) Aileen McGuinness (BBHF), Sophie Blake-Gallagher (TRIAX), Colr Patricia Logue, Rosin Barton (Chairperson Dove House), Mayor of Derry and Strabane Colr Elisha McCallion, Paula Dalton (Advocacy Officer Dove House), Ann Doherty (Dove House), Clare Flanagan (Dove House), and Kyle Thompson (TRIAX). At the are Sean Collins CRJ (on the left), Donna Burke (Dove House), Bronagh McMonagle (Manager Dove House), Rachel Mullen (TRIAX), Emer McDaid (Dove House), and Taylor Burke (Dove House). The awareness week will run from 1st to the 8th March at various venues in the city.  DER 0816GS033
Pictured at the launch of Connecting the DOTS Domestic Awareness Week at Dove House on Thursday last are (back row, from left) Aileen McGuinness (BBHF), Sophie Blake-Gallagher (TRIAX), Colr Patricia Logue, Rosin Barton (Chairperson Dove House), Mayor of Derry and Strabane Colr Elisha McCallion, Paula Dalton (Advocacy Officer Dove House), Ann Doherty (Dove House), Clare Flanagan (Dove House), and Kyle Thompson (TRIAX). At the are Sean Collins CRJ (on the left), Donna Burke (Dove House), Bronagh McMonagle (Manager Dove House), Rachel Mullen (TRIAX), Emer McDaid (Dove House), and Taylor Burke (Dove House). The awareness week will run from 1st to the 8th March at various venues in the city. DER 0816GS033

A major conference looking at domestic violence in Derry will take place in the Millennium Forum on Wednesday.

“Connecting the dots” is a holistic look at Domestic Abuse in the city and one of a series of events organised to mark domestic abuse awareness week which runs from the 1st - 8th March 2016.

Events taking place include a coffee morning from 11-12.30 p.m. from 11-12.30, Wednesday’s conference which will be followed by a performance of the play Happy Never After, a Coffee morning & First Response Training by Ballymagroarty Community Association on March 4 and 7, and a candlelit walk across the Peace Bridge to raise awareness of domestic violence on March 8 at 7 p.m.

Registration for the connecting the dots conference is essential. Completed registration forms should be returned no later than 7th February to connectingthedotsdovehouse@gmail.com or alternatively call Paula on 02871 269327 to book a place.

The conference will update the critical issues relating to domestic abuse and will bring together experts in domestic abuse specifically in relation to the North of Ireland, Service Providers, Law enforcement officers, specialist support agencies, mental health professionals and the perspective of Domestic Abuse from a female survivor.

Places are free but limited. Registration is at 9.30am complimentary lunch at 1.00pm and conference close at 3.00pm. A few places are available for related agencies to place a stall in the lobby area. For more info contact Paula on 71269327 or connectingthedotsdovehouse@gmail.com