By Jordan Thompson, Editor Ramneet Gill, 07/07/2016
Stop Abuse for Everyone's 2016 interns attended the Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention, and Training (SCRIPT) - conference. The conference focuses on how to stop the stigma of male domestic violence. The interns attended meetings that discuss how to end violence around communities, as well as the LGBTQ community.
Types of violence could include: gang, retaliatory, domestic, post-traumatic stress, interpersonal (using violence to solve a dispute), black and brown, and emotional. The speakers and the audience then explored ways to battle these different forms of violence, such as getting involved with your community through volunteering and mentorship, love the community that you serve, and share any helpful information with your community. Physical fitness and showing compassion can also help mend a broken community.
Stanley Green, a male victim of domestic violence and member of SAFE's Speaker Bureau, and Carol Crabson, the CEO of Valley Oasis' male domestic violence shelter, showed a presentation on male domestic violence and identified the what signs to look for. The picture to the right is of Stanley and Carol. The audience received resources on intimate partner violence, which are available to individuals who did not attend the conference as well. This was a fantastic conference that opened the minds of our interns and cleared any assumptions about domestic violence.