Dating and Domestive Violence
 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Interpersonal Violence Program of Coahoma Community College plans to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence with educational events and forums throughout the month of October.

We will partner with different departments to disseminate prevention and bystander intervention information throughout the campus community. Domestic Violence is an abuse of power that tears apart the fabric of relationships and families and undermines the well-being of communities.  One in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

Homicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States for women under the age of 44, and nearly half are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence has become a pandemic within a pandemic, with many victims facing the added pressures of increased economic insecurity, increased time in isolation with their abusers, and limited contact with their support networks.  This has made it even more difficult for victims to access the lifesaving services and support they need. Entities such as the Interpersonal Violence Program will continue to provide access to resources for victims of interpersonal violence and important prevention and bystander intervention education as well.


The Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program is dedicated to fostering and maintaining a safe campus environment by using coordinated strategies to prevent or reduce interpersonal violence.

Our goal is to strengthen the institution’s policies centered on the prevention and reduction of interpersonal violence, as well as improve the response to these crimes.

Resources

If you or anyone you know has experienced interpersonal violence (dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking), click here for resource information.

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