September 29, 2020
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive control that one person exercises over another person in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence can happen to people who are married, people who share a child or children, people who live together and people who are dating. It may not always be obvious who is affected. These presentations will assist people to identify and understand domestic violence.
Purple Ribbon Campaign
Stop by Room B-240G to pick up your purple ribbon and Domestic Violence Awareness Month resources from Aarika Miller, project coordinator for violence awareness. Ribbons can be picked up Monday, Oct. 5-Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Identifying the Silence: Understanding the Cultural and Systemic Influences on Disclosures from Black Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Violence Training
Monday, Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Register here.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 9:30-11 a.m. Register here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Statistics may suggest that sexual violence in black communities is not as prominent, however women of color are at a greater risk for sexual violence. Join the Violence Prevention Project and Saunte Harden-Tate, community educator/advocate for sexual assault at Pillars Community Health, as we discuss how culture and systemic oppression influences sexual violence disclosures in the black community and how we can help.
In Their Shoes Activity
Monday, Oct. 19, 1:30-3 p.m. Access the event here. Meeting ID: 854 5122 2706. Passcode: 1AVCiv
Join the Violence Prevention Project and Pillars Community Health for experiential learning about dating violence and the choices we make in relationships. There will be the chance to win a prize for participation in this event.
Healthy Relationships Training (Video)
As we head into Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Prevention Project invites you to listen to Director of Health Services Laura Hill, as she discusses healthy relationships and communication. View video here.
Bystander Intervention Training (Video)
Is it safe to intervene in someone else’s relationship? Learn more about bystander intervention strategies for intervening in situations of domestic and dating violence with Colleen Sutkus, Sarah’s Inn’s director of Training and Education. View video here.
For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Prevention Project, and your rights and resources as a survivor, contact Aarika Miller, project coordinator for violence awareness, at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3752, or firstname.lastname@example.org.