Newsmakers: Maria’s Voice Explains Prevention Network
Maria’s Voice started a Prevention Network for employers, organizations and faith communities to educate people on the signs of domestic violence through their award-winning video education program. Osseo Area Schools and the city of Maple Grove are part of the network.
“Our program features a 15-minute educational video called “Common Signs~Common Knowledge presented by seven diverse survivor educators who cover the 14 signs of domestic abuse,” said Sara Silva, Maria’s Voice executive director. “It really breaks that stigma that violence is just physical. It’s really so much more than that.”
Silva says the more people understand, the more opportunities people have to prevent domestic violence.
The video recently received a Telly Award for excellence in video education and training. Once you sign on to the network, you have access to the video.
Maria’s Voice is also planning their third annual Vigil for Hope and Healing for Oct. 6 at the Maple Grove Town Green.