The Benton County Sheriff’s Office will facilitate a two-hour class for home visitation service providers and interested community members. The class will be held October 25, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 at the Vinton Skate Center, 1703 C Ave., Vinton.

The class will cover:

* Situational awareness and safety measures to take when out in the community;

* Steps to take to stay safe when making home visits;

* Precursor traits of individuals contemplating an assault or aggressive behavior;

* De-escalation tactics;

* Basic self-defense

The class is offered through a collaboration with Benton-Iowa Decat, Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Vinton Parks and Recreation, Better Tomorrows Early Childhood, Just Us, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, go to:

For more information, contact Erin Monaghan at or by calling 319.241.1817.