STTAR gets U.S. funds for workplace sensitivity training...

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February 18, 2002

STTAR gets U.S. funds for workplace sensitivity training

The Columbia-based Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery (STTAR) Center Inc. has received funding through the federal Violence Against Women Act to provide training on dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.

The training will include the definition of sexual harassment, steps to take when being harassed, the consequences of harassing behavior and the liability of management in cases of sexual harassment.

The center, a nonprofit agency providing services to victims of sexual crimes, will also provide sensitivity training to help employees who have sexually harassed co-workers change their behavior.

The training is free, but tax-deductible donations will be accepted.

Information: 410-290-6432.

Enterprise Foundation sets conference in San Antonio

The Columbia-based Enterprise Foundation, which works to revitalize low-income neighborhoods, will hold its third national Ready, Work, Grow Conference from April 3 to 5 in San Antonio.

The conference is designed to help community-based employment organizations and other key partners - businesses, civic organizations and government work force staff - strengthen their employment services for low-income people. An early-bird discount is offered to those who register by March 8.

Columbia developer James W. Rouse, who died in 1996, was a co-founder of the Enterprise Foundation.

Information: 410-772-2760, or www.enterprisefoundation.org.

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