Changing Community Norms: Preventing Sexual & Domestic Violence
Winona Health invites community members to a free Community Health Talk, Changing Community Norms: Preventing Sexual & Domestic Violence, Thursday, January 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. The program will be at Winona Health in the B. A. Miller Auditorium on the third floor of the hospital.
Beliefs, attitudes and knowledge shape how a community allows violence to exist within its midst. This Community Health Talk led by Helen Bagshaw, RN, a Winona Health Intensive Care Unit nurse, and Joe Morse, co-founder of Beyond Tough Guise, a Winona non-profit organization, will provide information about what’s happening locally and how individuals can take action to stop violence.
Bagshaw has been a CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Prevention instructor for staff at Winona Health since 2005. She is a member of the Winona County Sexual and Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Project Steering Committee and Speakers Bureau since 2010.
Morse works with many community agencies and organizations locally and statewide to engage men and boys in promoting positive masculine values and justice standards that include respecting and appreciating women and other men in nonviolent, responsible and cooperative relationships. The goal is to stop violence before it starts. He has served as a member of the Winona Domestic Assault Project task force, the board of Directors for the Houston County Women Resources and the Women’s Resource Center of Winona. He also facilitated groups for domestic assault perpetrators for 17 years and in that process closely examined his own abusive and controlling behavior toward women.
This free Community Health Talk will provide insight into what you can do to make a difference in your community.
The program is free but RSVP is required by Tuesday, January 29. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, call 507.457.4161 or online at winonahealth.org/health_talks.