JFCS will host dialogue on domestic violence

Joan-e Rapine

Joan-e Rapine, MS, LAC, NCC, a clinical therapist at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, will lead an interactive discussion, “Domestic Violence and the Impact on Our Community: Let’s Work Together to End the Problem and Become Part of the Solution” on Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to noon at JFCS, 4301 E. Fifth Street.

The discussion will cover who suffers from domestic violence and how it affects our community, focusing on how to recognize domestic violence, how to support neighbors and friends who might be affected by domestic violence, and ways to create positive change.

Rapine, a licensed mental health counselor, workshop facilitator, international presenter and former childbirth professional, has worked for more than 30 years with individuals, families and groups of all ages. She held an internship at a domestic violence shelter where she worked with women and children from various cultures.

The LEAH (Let’s End Abusive Households) program at JFCS and community partner Hadassah Nurses Council are presenting the free event. LEAH is funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. For more information, call 795-0300.