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Posted on: March 18, 2019

MOMENTUM Conference Set for March 23rd

Department of Family Services to Host Free Conference for Men and Boys to Promote Healthy Relationships and Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

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Camp Springs, MD –  The Prince George’s County, Department of Family Services, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Division will host a FREE a conference entitled MOMENTUM: Men Making our Relationships Excellent at Camelot by Martin’s, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The event will focus on opening a dialogue between men and young males about promoting healthy relationships, and will feature Author and Keynote Speaker, Brian Heat.  The MOMENTUM Conference will also bring together leaders of the faith-based community, non-profit organizations, community activist, mentoring organizations and county officials, and will feature breakout sessions for de-escalation techniques, social media etiquette, fatherhood, identifying a child in crisis, types of domestic violence and more.

“According to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence happens to 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men across the country,” said Department of Family Services, Director, Elana Belon-Butler.  “The State of Maryland experienced 46 domestic violence fatalities from July 2016 through June 2017; with 5 fatalities occurring in Prince George’s County. While this is a significant reduction from the state’s previous year of fatalities, 55, and 18 in Prince George’s County, there is still more to do to help improve the lives of our citizens.”

In addition to breakout sessions, community service hours will also be offered.  To attend the MOMENTUM Conference, all participants must register at https://pgcmen323.eventbrite.com.  For more information, please call (301) 265-8423.

WHAT:
MOMENTUM Conference: Men Making our Relationships Excellent

WHO:
Prince George’s County, Department of Family Services,
Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Division;

WHEN:
Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Doors open at 8:30 AM for
continental breakfast,
registration and networking

WHERE:
Camelot by Martin’s
13901 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

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