Children Learn About Domestic Violence 

It may sound unusual to hear preschoolers learning about domestic violence awareness, but that’s exactly what was going on at the Building Blocks Preschool in Augusta on Tuesday.October is domestic violence awareness month.Hillary Wing is a youth educator with the Family Violence Project, which serves Kennebec and Somerset Counties.She’s visiting all kinds of schools with a message for young kids: “When you think about preventing domestic violence sometimes people assume we only visit the high schools but we do want to start as early as possibly so you don’t go and talk to 3 and 4-year-old about domestic violence however you do talk about them about sharing and it’s ok to share ideas and feelings and toys. We also share with them that it’s ok not to share some things like toothbrushes, hats and what not.”The class lasted about an hour.This group of 3 to 5-year-olds all received teddy bears afterwards.