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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 23, 2012

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Violence Prevention Program student peer educators have been working on campus and in the community to provide education on what is often a taboo topic. “No More” is a national campaign designed to bring major attention to the people who are affected — directly or indirectly — by domestic violence and sexual assault.  

The campaign has included interactive tabling events, support for Valley Crisis Center’s “Peace for Families” downtown march, on-campus programming and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority’s annual fundraiser.

How can you help with this effort:

• Treat others with respect.
• Model healthy relationships and interactions with others.
• Challenge victim-blaming myths and jokes about these crimes.
• Display posters, flyers, brochures and buttons from the Violence Prevention Program or the Valley Crisis Center. 
• Hold offenders accountable for their choices to harm others by speaking up against their actions.
• Attend educational programs and trainings to learn more about the complexities of these issues.

For information on programs or training, contact Violence Prevention Program Director Kari Mansager at 209-228-7939.

For free and confidential advocacy services, contact Campus Advocate Patricia Bauer at 209-386-2051.