(January 24, 2012)

Centenary holds domestic violence awareness seminar

SHREVEPORT, LA — The student-led group Serve Another in Love (S.A.I.L.) is hosting Breaking the Silence, a domestic violence awareness and education seminar, Wednesday, January 25. A panel discussion will take place and participants will be given Centenary and community resources that offer support for those affected by domestic violence. Breaking the Silence is free and open to the public.

Breaking the Silence Flyer

  • What: Breaking the Silence

  • When: Wednesday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m.

  • Where: Kilpatrick Auditorium

"I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I made a decision a long time ago that with some hard work and help from the Lord, I could take my most painful memories and turn them around into a blessing in someone else's life," said Chelsi Hefner, a Centenary junior and discussion panelist. "I am very passionate about helping people who may be in an abusive situation find the resources that can help them get out and regain control of their lives. I also like to emphasize the importance of healing after experiencing or witnessing abuse."

Joining Hefner on the panel will be her mother, Tammy Littleton; Director of Counseling and Disability Services Tina Feldt; DPS Office Heather Boucher; and representatives from the Providence House.

Led by student Krista McKinney, S.A.I.L.'s mission is to inspire a culture of care on Centenary's campus by engaging students, faculty, and staff in the world's social needs through education and action.