Students learn to treat victims of violence

Students at A.T. Still University in Kirksville are continuing to spread awareness about violence against women in the hopes of preventing it.

Local medical students had the opportunity to listen and learn from a guest speaker from Victim Support Services. The future doctors were able to learn what different questions to ask when dealing with victims of violence and how to show compassion and support when dealing with them in their own practice. Kim LeBaron also shared stories about her own personal experience dealing with victims and how she deals with them in certain situations.

"By giving people the tools and the understanding about how to ask those questions and let victims to be asked those questions, it makes them more comfortable with doing that in their practice and makes it more likely for people to report to them" said LeBaron.

"Stop Violence Against Women" week concludes with a self-defense class from 1:00pm - 3:00pm this Saturday at A.T. Still University's Thompson Campus Center. All women in the area are welcome to attend. Tickets are $10.00 per person.