Dating Violence Team

Dating Violence and Abuse Transcends All Demographics

“Dating and Domestic Violence Program hosts informative event.”

The Coahoma Community College was audience to a recent program aimed at informing the campus community about dating and domestic violence.

Dating Violence and Abuse Transcends All Demographics

“Dating and Domestic Violence Program hosts informative event.”

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Fri Feb 23, 2018

The Coahoma Community College was audience to a recent program aimed at informing the campus community about dating and domestic violence.

The event entitled, “Healthy Relationships” was sponsored by Coahoma’s Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program and Counseling Services. The program’s goal was to teach attendees how to spot the red flags of an unhealthy relationship, myths and facts about dating violence and to equip them with an array of healthy dating techniques and tools.

Dating and domestic violence are a series of abusive patterns, sometimes involving physical violence and even sexual assault, that a perpetrator uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. Most focus domestic violence on adult relationships, yet the most common age in which intimate partner violence first occurs is 18-24 years old for both women and men. For women, the next most common age is 11-17 years old.

Kenneth Gooden, program coordinator – Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program, was pleased to have provided over 180 students information at the event. He hopes to continue the conversation; keeping the CCC family informed and educated.

“We will be actively informing the campus community on prevention and awareness on the subject of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking,” said Gooden. “We will be providing training to our faculty and staff members and want to make certain that we are inclusive to all segments of the campus community.”

The Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program will also provide training to CCC’s discriminatory board on how to properly respond to dating and domestic violence on campus.

While providing resources for victims is a major component of the program, Gooden said there’ll be resources for offenders as well.

“We want to help students understand how to deal with their emotions so that they won’t find themselves being an offender of domestic violence,” Gooden said. “They need to understand the importance of making a right decision instead of a decision they’ll regret.”

Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that all students, both male and female, understand the ramifications domestic violence situations can bring, Gooden said.

For questions or more information, contact Gooden at (662) 621-4666 or kgooden@coahomacc.edu.