Next APS talk: Behind closed doors – The reality of domestic violence

The 32nd talk of the APS talks series, ‘Behind closed doors – The reality of domestic violence’, will be presented by Shakira Fenech on Thursday 15 February 2024 at 18:30.

Register to join this talk where Shakira will uncover the hidden truths of domestic violence. Meaningful support for survivors can only be provided through a deeper understanding of the challenges faced behind closed doors. Hailing from the SOAR Service at the St Jeanne Antide Foundation, Shakira will also delve into the various support services available, empowering the audience to seek assistance and support for themselves and others.

Shakira is a dedicated professional at St Jeanne Antide Foundation (SJAF), specialising in a peer-support service called ‘SOAR’. This service provides support to women and children survivors of domestic violence as they rebuild their lives in the community. Demonstrating unwavering resilience, Shakira adeptly navigates challenging situations, drawing on her background in Health and Social Care, and five years of experience supporting individuals facing diverse and complex issues.

Join this important conversation about domestic violence and contribute to the creation of a safer community. To learn more about this APS talk, kindly visit

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