Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Week Without Violence

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Join YWCA Rock County for a Week Without Violence Events.

Join us October 14-18 at various Week Without Violence events. The events and details are listed below. The events are hosted by YWCA Rock County, Rock County Human Services, Beloit Domestic Survivor Center and the Sexual Assault Recovery Program.  

Domestic Violence Simulator (Oct. 15-18)

These interactive workshops are free and open to the public. The simulation will show what a victim may experience while attempting to break free from a domestic violence situation. There are three workshops to choose from, and are split between Blackhawk Technical College campuses.

Blackhawk Milton Campus

Tuesday, October 15
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Blackhawk CTS Campus

Thursday, October 17
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Blackhawk Central Campus

Friday, October 18
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Speaker: Growing up in a Household With Domestic Violence (Oct. 18)

Speaker, Teresa Thomas will talk about her experience growing up in a household with domestic violence.

She is also an instructor at UW-Madison and reviews child abuse/neglect cases for Wisconsin. She recently published a book titled “Breakthrough”.

Event Details:

October 18, 2019
9 – 11 a.m.
Blackhawk Technical College – Triangle Room
(6004 S County Rd G, Janesville, WI 53546)

This event is free and open to the public. To help plan, organizers are asking attendees to register ahead of the event. Please RSVP to Jordyn Jenkins by emailing;



Keep the Conversation Going on Social Media

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a Week Without Violence, make sure to stay engaged on our Facebook page. We will have content during the month on how you can help victims of domestic violence, as well as other resources to stay informed.

Days to Know:

Oct. 14 – Indigenous People’s Day
Oct. 15 – Capitol Hill Call-In Day
Oct. 16 – Imagine a World Without Violence