Women's Resource Center News

114 5th Street South, Glasgow, MT 59230 406-228-8401 (Office) 406-228-8407 (Fax) 1-800-656-4673 and 228-8400 (Crisis Line)

Issue 5 July 2001


Speakers

June was a busy month for the Women's Resource Center. The quarterly meeting of the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence was held in Glasgow at the Cottonwood Inn on June 20th and 21st. Montana Legal Services did workshops on Wednesday the 20th to coalition members and victim witness programs.

Chuck Derry was the featured speaker on Thursday June 21st. He presented information on Manhood, Sexism and Violence, the Dynamics for Domestic Violence, and Coordinated Community Response. He is a trainer/consultant to the National training Project in Duluth, Minnesota. He provides lectures and workshops throughout the United States on male socialization and violence against women, and also provides law enforcement training. Many individuals from across the state and local community members took part his presentation.

Michael Napier Presenting in August

Michael Napier will be in Glasgow on August 27th and 28th at the Cottonwood Inn. Mr. Napier is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent at the FBI's NCAVC. He specializes in applying behavioral analysis to violent crimes to assess the potential for preventing violence or deterring specific criminals in individual settings.

He will be presenting information on Motivation of the Child Molester, Interviewing Techniques of Violent Suspects, Victims and Witnesses, and Delivering Expert Testimony.

The cost is $225.00 per person. For each full tuition paid by your agency, you may send one additional person at no charge. To register, contact the Women's Resource Center at 228-8401.

Valley County Combined Campaign

The Women's Resource Center would like to thank everyone for generously contributing and volunteering to help at the Champion of Champions day. It was greatly appreciated and proceeds will go toward helping victims of violence in the community.

The winners of the poster contest for the Champion of Champions day were: Aaron Epp, Lustre, Michael Beston, Frazer, Audree Garsjo, Nashua, Karla Schulz, Glasgow, and Tiffany See, Hinsdale.

Website

The Women's Resource Center is in the process of adding some new and exciting things to their website. Jennifer Brown, youth leader for the Center, is adding some new topics this summer relating to teen issues. Pictures of Women's Resource Center community events are also being added. To check out the website, go to www.thewrc.org

Illusion Theater

In May the Illusion Theater performed several good touch bad touch presentations to the preschool kids at the First Lutheran Church. Coloring books and stickers were given out. The Illusion Theater actors and actresses did an excellent job and the preschoolers throughly enjoyed the presentation.

Staff

Dolly Voxland resigned from her position in Daniels and Sheridan Counties in April due to family health issues. Dolly is very compassionate and will be greatly missed.

The Women's Resource Center has expanded to Phillips County providing domestic violence services along with sexual assault services. Law enforcement personnel, the County Attorney's office, and members of the medical profession have expressed a need for services in the area. A temporary employee has been hired until future funding is in place. We are very pleased to be serving the communities in Phillips county and have received positive feedback.

The office in Phillips county is located in City Hall at

39 South Second Street East. To contact the office in Malta please call 654-7340 or 228-8401, business line, 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) crisis line.

New Products

The Center just received a new shipment of new products. There are cool new buttons, stickers and t-shirts. Stop by the office and take a look. Items will also be on display for purchase at the Valley, Daniels and Phillips county fairs.

Support Group

The Women's Resource Center has a support group for female domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Glasgow and Malta. Sessions are held at least twice a month. Everything is kept strictly confidential and is free of cost. If you or someone you know is interested please call the Glasgow office at 228-8401, or the Malta office at 654-7340.

County Fairs

The Women's Resource Center is participating in the county fairs in Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Phillips counties. There will be information on our services, how to become a volunteer, and new activities for the upcoming year. There will be items for sale and also free give-aways. Stop by and say "Hi"

Meeting Place

The Women's Resource Center is the meeting place for a weekly book group that started in the summer of 1993. The group meets to review books on various topics such as inspirational, biographies, history, fiction, and writings. The individuals participating find it a relaxing and enjoyable as well as educational

The American Association of University Women also meets at the Center for their monthly meeting.

Day Care Provider Training

A day care provider training will be provided for the service area in September, free of charge. There will be 4 trainings one in Plentywood, Scobey, Glasgow, and Malta. Topics will include information from Social Service programs, Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement issues, domestic violence and sexual assault as well as other community resources.

More detailed information such as dates, times, and locations will be available in August. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Women's Resource Center at 228-8401.

Helpful Summer Time Tips

Upcoming Events

**August 27th and 28th Michael Napier training will be at the cottonwood.

**The Office will be closed for Labor Day September 3rd.

**The Valley County Fair is July 29th-August 1st

**Phillips County Fair is August 3rd -August 5th

**Sheridan County Fair is August 3rd -August 5th

**Daniels County Fair is August 6th -August 8th

**A daycare providers training will be held in September.

**Girl Talk/Boy Talk presentations will begin in the schools throughout the service area in August.

Women's Resource Center

114 5th Street South

Glasgow, MT 59230

"This project was supported by Award NO. 1999-WR-VX-0016 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice."

Offices

Women's Resource Center

114 5th Street South Glasgow, MT 59230

Business Line-406-228-8401

Fax Line-406-228-8407

Crisis Line-406-228-8400 or 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

www.thewrc.org

email address: www.women@nemontel.net

Satellite Offices

Daniels County

202 Timmons Street Scobey, MT 59263

Business Line-- 228-8401

Crisis Line-406-783-7780 or 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Sheridan County

Business Line- 228-8401

Crisis line-406-765-7977 or 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Phillips County

Business Line-406-228-8401

Crisis Line-1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or 228-8401