A series of events will be held across Ventura County this month to tackle the problem of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is an important subject, said Pam Klieman, a victim service specialist with the county's two military bases. "And many times it's swished under the carpet, and people suffer and children suffer," Klieman said. "We want to get the word out that there's help available."
The events are being offered through the Ventura County Domestic Violence & Prevention Committee.
* Saturday: A seminar on domestic violence, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Moorpark College Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Participants will include Dist. Atty. Mike Bradbury and registered nurse Nancy Regas, who will deliver the keynote speech on "Teen Dating Violence." Registration fee: $17-$18. Register from 7:30 a.m. on-site or in advance. Information: 378-1457 or 378-1496.
* Saturday: "Hands Are Not for Hitting," to give children an awareness of domestic violence, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camarillo's Factory Outlet Center. Information (800) 339-9597.
* Oct. 15: A noon-hour workshop at the Port Hueneme Seabee base, mainly aimed at managers to help them deal with domestic violence when it affects the workplace. Reservations: 982-4130.
* Oct. 21: "Everything You Wanted to Know but Are Afraid to Ask," about domestic violence in the Latino community, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Community Memorial Hospital Center at 250 Citrus Grove Lane in Oxnard. Reservations and information: 485-6114, Ext. 619.
* Oct. 21 and 28: "She's My Best Friend," a two-part workshop for friends or family members of people coping with domestic violence, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Port Hueneme and Point Mugu bases. Reservations: 982-4130.