Monroe STOPe is excited to host the National Institute of Crime Prevention and the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center for Public Institute (LEIC) for an Advanced Domestic Violence Training October 2nd and 3rd, 2018 in Madisonville, TN. The topics of discussion that have been chosen for this training are dynamic, relevant, and have been determined beneficial and necessary to fill the gaps in currently available training opportunities in our area. Many meetings were held with local service agencies, law enforcement, and court personnel to formulate the agenda. The topics that will be discussed include: The Impact of Fear on Memory, Do Orders of Protection Work?, Strangulation, Lethality Assessment Program (LAP Model), Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault, and Due Process.
This is a 7 hour, P.O.S.T. approved, 1-day training that will be offered on 2 consecutive days: October 2nd & 3rd, 2018.
Cost to attend is FREE for those residing in or working in Monroe County, Tn or $30 for all others. Pre-registration is required. Register HERE.
Join us for brunch and learn how you can play a role in reducing family violence in our area. We will discuss possible warning signs, conversation starters, and how/where to refer your clients for further assistance. The Hairdresser Project is a campaign hosted by Monroe STOPe to equip those in the beauty industry with the knowledge and skill-set to identify & refer possible victims to services for those affected by domestic violence. This project is not intended to teach or promote crises response or solution.
*This event is FREE to students and professionals in the beauty industry in Monroe County, TN. The meal is being sponsored by Josh Russell at Upstairs At The Mansion.
**RSVP is required, limited seating is available. RSVP on or after May 15, 2018 at 423-519-1232 or online at www.monroehealth.org.
***This project is funded under an agreement with the State of TN, VOCA, IOLTA, and the Monroe County Health Council.
Monroe STOPe is hosting Julie Whited with Art & Soul for a FREE healing art painting class for survivors of domestic violence. Participants will create and keep a painting while learning how art can be used as a coping technique and self-care skill to assist with healing from and overcoming trauma. The class is free to survivors, all supplies will be provided at no additional charge. RSVP is required by June 25th to 423-519-1232 or 423-836-2906.
Bring any unused medication to our booth at the Chota Health Fair to be properly disposed of. By doing so, you're preventing those drugs from being placed in the hands of someone who isn't prescribed and you're also benefiting the environment by choosing not to flush or fill landfills with medication.
The Me & My Guy Dance is presented by Monroe STOPe and the Monroe County Health Council to foster healthy relationships between girls and their father figure. Studies have shown girls who have a positive male role model in their lives are less likely to become victims of domestic violence as adults.
The Me & My Guy 2017 Dance 'An Evergreen Evening' is going to be an event unlike any other! This is a dance you and your little girl do NOT want to miss! The dance will occur on Saturday, December 2nd at Tsali Notch Vineyard from 5-8pm. There will be food, dancing, silent auction bidding, professional photography, and plenty of memories to be made! The venue is breathtaking, and worth the trip itself! Make sure you register for your ticket soon.
Tickers are FREE this year, however there are a limited number of tickets available. Ticket registration IS REQUIRED for all attendees. This event is made possible through VOCA grant funding, and any/all dontations/proceeds from the event will go toward the Crisis Care Fund, which provides emergency monetary assistance to victims in need.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, during which Monroe STOPe and the Monroe County Health Council will be painting the town purple!
Join our awareness campaign and show your support for those affected by Domestic Violence!
Call Monroe STOPe at 423-519-1232 to request a FREE ribbon or other materials today! Help us advocate and educate to STOP Domestic Violence in Monroe County!
Join us as we come together to showcase all things fitness and sports-related in Monroe and surrounding counties! This is an effort to encourage a more active lifestyle for the citizens of Monroe County. The event will include activities, performances, athletic sign-ups, educational info, booths, and guest speakers. The event is free and open to the entire community. Door prizes will be given out throughout the day and demonstrations are welcome with pre-registration. Call 423-545-3015 for more information.
In honor of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, our Health Council participates in both local and global campaigns. Self-defense classes are offered to local Girl Scout troops, presentations are given at local schools within SADD Clubs of Monroe County, and our social media presence is periodically made relevant to the cause. It is our desire to educate our local youth about healthy relationships, as well as to serve those who have been affected by unhealthy relationships and/or domestic violence. If you would like more information about our local victim-service agency, Monroe STOPe, or if you need help and are in an abusive situation, call 423-519-1232.
Join us to WORKOUT & SPEAKOUT against Domestic Violence on
Saturday, October 29th at Madisonville Primary School from 12-4pm.
11:00PM- Doors Open
12:00-12:30pm- Opening performance by the Born2Danz Hip-Hop dancing team
12:30-1:30pm- 1 hours of dance and fitness classes
1:30pm- RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Class for women ages 12+
**Pre-Registration is required for RAD class participation.
2:00-4:00pm- 1 hour of dance and fitness classes
(FREE childcare & doorprizes throughout the event!)
Admission is $5 and donations will be accepted. All proceeds will directly benefit victims of Domestic Violence in Monroe County through our Crisis Care Fund, which exists to financially asist those in crisis as a result of violence. We are sure to have an awesome time, one you don't want to miss!!
PRE-REGISTER FOR THE FREE RAD CLASS HERE:
Join us at the Buzzfest and Children's Parade to celebrate our community!!
Join us for our coalition meeting at the Health Council office. We welcome all community members interested in support a healthier, happier, and safer Monroe County. It is imperative that our communities work together to reduce substance abuse. Please call our office at 423-545-3015 for more information.
Come celebrate Child Health Week with us at the Monroe County Health Department! Free family fun, games, activities, food, face painting and more! Ages 12 and under. If you're interested in becoming a vendor for this event, contact Sharon Byers at 423-442-3993 ext 1017.