Respect. Give it. Get it. Teen Dating Done Right.

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by ZontaDoris Our Club worked with Kim Delillo at the Haven, our Northern Pinellas Domestic Violence Center, and Melissa Dohme, teen dating violence survivor, from Hands Across the Bay, to host a great presentation for students at East Lake High School on December 16. Check out the pictures and short report below. We were pleased …

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How Dancing Feet Enabled Hands Across the Bay

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Our Pinellas Club experienced a new area of community involvement in October. We sent one of our members to participate in the dance competition (yes, it was Dancing With the Stars) in the annual fundraising event known as Hands Across the Bay. Hands Across the Bay was developed to positively impact the lives of as …

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Talking with Incumbents and Candidates for the State Legislature

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by ZontaDoris We start our interviews with state legislature incumbents and wannabes this week. It is our way to inform and build relationships with policy makers as part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. To focus our attention and conversation as well as leave behind a summary of our concerns, we devised the resource …

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Learning about Domestic Violence in Pinellas County

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by ZontaDoris Batterers, victims, abusers, survivors, perpetrators, defendants… I’m learning these terms as I study reports and Florida Statutes relating to Domestic Violence (DV) aka Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) situations. There is much to become more familiar with; this blog post will summarize some of what I have uncovered so far.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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by ZontaDoris October is a busy time for domestic violence advocates.   We Zonta Pinellas members will host and attend fundraisers and educational sessions, and reach out to talk with candidates for the Florida Legislature. The equation for action from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence helps us remember why we do what we …

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