Wellspring - Ending relationship and sexual abuse in Saratoga County

In Her Shoes


Walking the Domestic Violence Walk

Monday, July 28 from 6-8 PM, at the DVRC Offices

           For more information call (518) 583-0280


What the exercise is about:

The scenarios in In Her Shoes are based on true stories―the real-life experiences of women with abusive partners. At DVRC we are aware that these same experiences also happen to men although they are not featured in the program.

In Her Shoes is a simulation to help participants understand, in a very compressed period of time, the ups and downs that victims of domestic violence experience over the course of many years.

The goal of the exercise:

To increase awareness of the struggles that victims with abusive partners face; to illustrate that domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem; to show that we all have a role in the movement to end domestic violence. Many social workers, politicians, and police are already familiar with their role. In Her Shoes illustrates that there’s a role, as well, for office workers, hairdressers, church-goers, and relatives, in understanding and solving this issue. We hope the program will encourage participants to think creatively about the ways we can work to end domestic violence.

Who should participate:

Everyone! Every profession, club, social group, congregation, classroom, and community can participate. The ideal number of participants is between 10-20.

How long it takes:

Allow two hours for the entire simulation, including the critical debriefing period.

Hopeful conclusions:

Victims of domestic violence constantly try to keep safe, but many institutions, systems and people make it difficult. By the end of the program we hope that everyone who attends will have a better understanding of the struggle that victims face daily and will join us in our mission to end domestic violence in Saratoga County.

Domestic violence happens in all communities and we all have a role to play in ending domestic violence. Join DVRC on July 28, at 6:00 PM, and walk In Her Shoes. Call (518) 583-0280 to your reserve your spot. DVRC is offering this workshop at no cost to DVRC volunteers and Board members.