Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: March 25, 2011
The world can be an unsafe place if you don’t know how to take precautions. Your Metropolitan Library System recognizes that April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month with a series of seven workshops meant to raise awareness of the effects of sexual domestic violence and sexual assault.
“All too often,” said Dana Morrow, MLS Director of Outreach Services, “victims of sexual abuse have had no training about it and just don’t know where to turn or what to do when something awful happens to them. Participants in our sessions will learn where to go and what to do if they or someone else they know needs assistance.”
The workshops will be presented at seven library locations around Oklahoma County during the month of April.
All workshops sessions are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. “Staying Safe: Sexual Abuse Awareness” is co-sponsored by the YWCA and the Northwest Kiwanis Satellite Club.
For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.