The first part of a conference series hosted by Prevail of Central Indiana will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Noblesville City Hall, 16 S. 10th St.
Prevail provides services for those suffering from domestic abuse. Its conference, Breaking the Cycle, will feature speakers from the Prevail Speaker’s Bureau sharing their experiences and providing information on how others can help break the cycle of violence.
The Prevail Speaker’s Bureau began in September 2016.
“I have nationally spoken on the area of sexual assault for the last 10 years probably, and I know how healing it is, but also how much it helps others in our community,” Prevail Assistant Director Michelle Corrao said. “It helps first responders respond well. It helps people who are in the audience who are survivors and inspires them. You can turn a lot of that bad into something really good, and I recognize that. So, with that, we have seen so many success stories at Prevail that I thought, why don’t we build a speaker’s bureau where we can mentor and support those who really want to speak out?”
There are 20 members on the speaker’s bureau. The Breaking the Cycle conference is the first of three conferences. The next two conferences are planned for February and September 2019.
The event is free, but Corrao is asking attendees to RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She said teenagers are welcome but presentations may be graphic.
“These are people who have been through traumatic events in their lives who now are speaking out because they want to make a difference,” she said.
For more, visit prevailinc.org.