Break the Silence
on Violence Conference

  • Topics:

    Guest Speakers on Family Violence and Substance Use

  • Hosts:

    Marion County Children's Alliance
    Family Violence Prevention Workgroup
    Community Council Against Substance Abuse

  • In Partnership With:

    Kids Central Inc.

  • Location:

    College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center
    3001 S.W. College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474

  • Start Date:

    October 1, 2021

  • Time:

    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Website:

    Register At:Eventbrite

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Event Description

The FVP Workgroup and CCASA consists of representatives from a variety of social service and community agencies who work together to address and reduce family violence and substance abuse. These are both issues we must be vigilant in addressing in our community. The conference includes breakout sessions by local and state speakers, a continental breakfast, and Continuing Education Units for $15.

Our Keynote Speaker is Wambui Bahati. She has been a Broadway star. She has been on welfare. She was told she would spend the rest of her life in mental institutions. She has been homeless. She has dined with a former President of the United States. She is an actress, singer, writer, storyteller, inspirational and motivational speaker. She began her formal theatrical studies at New York University School of the Arts and made her professional theatrical debut in Godspell at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Her professional theater credits are extensive.

We will end the day with a positive message on Resiliency is a Muscle presented by Lisa Jacques-Lynn, Owner of Dove Counseling and Wellness.

You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone

Jeanne McElvaney