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    When Domestic Violence Comes to Work presented by Angie Kujala & Erin Schattauer

    Date: January 11, 2018, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Inn
    5 E. Baxter Lane
    Bozeman, MT
    $15 for GVHRA Members/$40 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    GHVRA Hosted - Meeting
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    Generally, the GVHRA meetings are held according to the following schedule; however, please refer to the specific meeting flyer sent via email from the GVHRA President as dates/times/locations are subject to change.

    11:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: Registration
    11:30 a.m.—Noon: Lunch
    Noon– 1:00 p.m.: PRESENTATION

    In​ ​2015,​ ​Angie​ ​Kujala​ ​and​ ​Erin​ ​Schattauer​ ​began​ ​speaking​ ​publicly​ ​about​ ​their experiences​ ​with​ ​domestic​ ​violence.​ ​They​ ​found​ ​that​ ​by​ ​sharing​ ​first-hand​ ​details​ ​and stories​ ​from​ ​their​ ​personal​ ​experiences,​ ​they​ ​were​ ​able​ ​to​ ​help​ ​people​ ​better​ ​understand domestic​ ​violence​ ​and​ ​inform​ ​them​ ​about​ ​how​ ​to​ ​help​ ​friends,​ ​family​ ​members​ ​and coworkers​ ​being​ ​affected​ ​by​ ​domestic​ ​violence.​ ​Since​ ​then,​ ​they​ ​have​ ​given​ ​a​ ​TEDx​ ​talk, spoken​ ​at​ ​community​ ​forums,​ ​conferences​ ​and​ ​moderated​ ​panels​ ​on​ ​the​ ​topic.

    Learning​ ​Objectives:
    ● Gain​ ​an​ ​overall​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​different​ ​types​ ​of​ ​domestic​ ​violence
    ● Discover​ ​how​ ​domestic​ ​violence​ ​can​ ​impact​ ​the​ ​workplace​ ​and​ ​everyone​ ​in​ ​it
    ● Learn​ ​warning​ ​signs​ ​of​ ​domestic​ ​violence​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​the​ ​victim​ ​and provide​ ​help
    ● Receive​ ​suggestions​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​their​ ​workplaces​ ​safer​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​help victims​ ​feel​ ​supported​ ​in​ ​the​ ​workplace

    ​Erin​ ​Schattauer​ (left) ​and Angie​ ​Kujala​ (right)Angie​ ​has​ ​spent​ ​nearly​ ​15​ ​years​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Human​ ​Resources​ ​field.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​a​ ​unique perspective​ ​in​ ​knowing​ ​what​ ​it's​ ​like​ ​being​ ​an​ ​employer​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​help​ ​a​ ​victim​ ​and​ ​also​ ​in being​ ​the​ ​victim​ ​herself.​ ​Early​ ​in​ ​her​ ​career,​ ​Angie​ ​began​ ​a​ ​relationship​ ​that​ ​turned​ ​out​ ​to be​ ​abusive.​ ​She​ ​kept​ ​it​ ​hidden​ ​because​ ​she​ ​was​ ​embarrassed​ ​and​ ​feared​ ​her​ ​family, friends​ ​and​ ​coworkers​ ​would​ ​think​ ​less​ ​of​ ​her.​ ​Angie​ ​had​ ​a​ ​close​ ​friend​ ​who​ ​helped​ ​her to​ ​recognize​ ​the​ ​abuse​ ​and​ ​leave.​ ​Two​ ​years​ ​ago,​ ​she​ ​began​ ​sharing​ ​her​ ​story.​ ​​ ​For many​ ​close​ ​to​ ​her,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​hearing​ ​it.​ ​Angie​ ​has​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​to​ ​help​ ​others recognize​ ​the​ ​signs​ ​of​ ​abuse.​ ​In​ ​discussing​ ​DV​ ​and​ ​providing​ ​education,​ ​she​ ​hopes​ ​to eliminate​ ​the​ ​shame​ ​that​ ​holds​ ​victims​ ​hostage.

    In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​her​ ​work​ ​with​ ​domestic​ ​violence,​ ​Erin​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​communicator​ ​for​ ​15 years,​ ​having​ ​worked​ ​in​ ​print,​ ​digital​ ​and​ ​broadcast​ ​media.​ ​In​ ​2012,​ ​while​ ​working​ ​as​ ​a digital​ ​producer​ ​and​ ​reporter​ ​for​ ​a​ ​Bozeman,​ ​Montana​ ​television​ ​station,​ ​Erin​ ​found herself​ ​leaving​ ​an​ ​abusive​ ​marriage.​ ​Having​ ​spent​ ​almost​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​covering​ ​crime stories,​ ​Erin​ ​was​ ​unable​ ​to​ ​at​ ​first​ ​see​ ​the​ ​signs​ ​of​ ​violence​ ​creeping​ ​into​ ​her​ ​own relationship.​ ​Luckily,​ ​once​ ​she​ ​did,​ ​she​ ​knew​ ​to​ ​call​ ​Haven,​ ​her​ ​community’s​ ​local domestic​ ​violence​ ​shelter.​ ​She​ ​hopes​ ​that​ ​by​ ​sharing​ ​her​ ​story​ ​she​ ​can​ ​shed​ ​light​ ​on domestic​ ​violence​ ​as​ ​a​ ​community​ ​issue.

    To make a reservation, please click on the "Reservations" tab on the website, then search for the appropriate meeting date.  The hotel requires a 48 hours confirmation of attendees for catered events; therefore, reservation links are active two weeks prior to the event and close the Monday prior to the event.  Also, let us know when you RSVP if you will need any accommodation.

    RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and caterers to accommodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.