Group holding free domestic violence seminar on April 14 in Sumter

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 4/3/18

A tri-county women's group is coming to Sumter County next week to hold a seminar and fashion show aimed to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

The focus of The Total Woman Teaching Series' The Total Woman Seminar and Spring …

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Group holding free domestic violence seminar on April 14 in Sumter

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A tri-county women's group is coming to Sumter County next week to hold a seminar and fashion show aimed to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

The focus of The Total Woman Teaching Series' The Total Woman Seminar and Spring Fashion Show, which is set for Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Outreach Ministries at 118 Commerce St. in Sumter, is to decrease the injuries and fatalities resulting from criminal domestic violence in Sumter, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties, according to a news release.

"The Total Woman Teaching Series' mission is to cultivate the lives of women by empowering them in mind, body and spirit," said Joan Hampton, CEO of the organization. "This includes providing a safe space for discourse on the topic of domestic violence and how to affects our communities."

Hampton, a former volunteer advocate with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and former Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter manager for the Young Women's Christian Association of the Midlands Inc., is facilitating the networking event to promote domestic violence awareness and provide resources to women in the tri-county area.

"South Carolina is consistently in the top 10 of states with the highest rate of females killed by males, even coming in at No. 1 in 2015, according to a report by the Violence Policy Center," the news release stated.

The event is free with reserved seating and includes a morning seminar on beauty, health, wealth and spirituality, a keynote speaker and a fashion show in the afternoon.

Women interested in attending should contact Hampton at (803) 775-0171 or info@JoanDHampton.com by Wednesday, April 9.