R Community Cares: Violence In America—Can We Be Proactive?

Contributed by the Richland Chamber and Development Alliance

RICHLAND CENTER—Due to the continued reports of violence in America, a group of community leaders has come together to facilitate an important informational event 6-8:30 p.m. April 10 at the Richland Center Community Center, 1050 Orange St.

Everyone is welcome to come hear Dr. David Mays, MD Ph.D., a forensic psychiatrist, assistant clinical professor and faculty in the Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies at the University of Wisconsin, who will help us answer the question. Dr. Mays has won several awards for his teaching and clinical work. He will be presenting information about recognizing signs, when to raise concerns, where to go for answers, when and where to report. A panel of community leaders will follow Dr. Mays with a summary of proactive measures implemented within the community and then will close with a discussion.

Teachers, coaches, parents, family members, neighbors, students, grandparents, employers, civic leaders, church leaders, landlords, law enforcement and medical providers are encouraged to attend. A light snack will be provided by event sponsors.

The group wishes to extend thanks to all who are participating in and sponsoring this event. It is believed to be the first in a series of informational meetings that may develop as a result of the network that has been formed by this group. Those who wish to participate in planning future events should contact Tracy Thorsen or Katie Erb at Richland County Health and Human Resources, (608) 647-8821.

For more information about the event, contact Richland Chamber & Development Alliance, (608) 647-6205, meegan.thompson@richlandalliance.com, or Tracy Thorsen or Katie Erb at Richland County Health and Human Resources, (608) 647-8821, thorsent@co.richland.wi.us or katie.erb@co.richland.wi.us

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