Care Lodge prepares to host annual conference

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- The Care Lodge is getting ready to host an event designed to identify and stop domestic violence in our area.

The domestic violence shelter's annual conference is set for next Friday at the MSU Riley Center. Some of the topics addressed this year will be how the body recovers from trauma and promoting compassion, healing, and justice for victims. The keynote speaker will be Dave Pelzer. He is the author of a New York Times best-selling memoir of childhood abuse, "A Child Called It"

This conference is designed for those who work with children and youth including: school systems, daycares, law enforcement, counseling providers, protective services, faith and civic organizations and youth development programs.