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Raising awareness about issues related to domestic & dating violence

Finding Safe Haven: A Campus-wide Initiative to Support Survivors of Abuse December 15, 2010

The HAVEN Program is a campus-wide initiative aimed at supporting the student victims of abuse, and is being sponsored on UNC's campus by the Carolina Women's Center, the Office of the Dean of Student, and Counseling & Wellness

In the Spring 2011 semester, the Carolina Women’s Center will be hosting training sessions for a new campus-wide initiative designed to help support student victims of abuse, in collaboration the Office of the Dean of Students, and Counseling & Wellness.

The HAVEN Program is a campus-wide initiative to increase support for student survivors of sexual violence, abusive relationships, and stalking, and to further the universities’ efforts to prevent interpersonal violence. Students, faculty, and staff may attend a four-hour HAVEN training session and then receive a sign for their door or laptop which indicates that they are a safe space to go to discuss issues around interpersonal violence. Training dates for the Haven program are below:

For Students

Tuesday, January 25th (5-9pm)

Wednesday, February 9th (1-5pm)

Monday, February 21st (5-9pm)

Tuesday, March 22nd (1-5pm)

For Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, February 2, 9am – 1pm

Tueday, April 5, 1pm – 5pm

Email to sign up for a HAVEN training.

One Act is another collaborative effort between the Carolina Women's Center and Counseling & Wellness. It aims to teach students how to identify the warning signs of abuse, and how to act accordingly.

In addition, the Carolina Women’s Center will also be collaborating with Counseling & Wellness, to host training for One Act, an initiative which teaches students how to recognize the early warning signs of interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships.  Students and faculty who complete the training will be equipped with concrete skills with which to combat abuse, as well as the confidence to act to prevent violence when the warning signs are identified.

Pizza, buttons, pens, t-shirts, and placards are provided to trained students.

Student Training Dates

Monday, January 24 (5-9 pm)

Tuesday, February 8 (5-9 pm)

Thursday, February 17 (5-9 pm)

Wednesday, February 23 (5-9 pm)

Monday, February 28 (5-9 pm)

Email to sign up for trainings or to find out about becoming involved as a peer educator or committee member.  Peer Educator training is approximately 20 hours over the semester and will begin in early February; peer educators are also expected to participate in One Act and HAVEN trainings prior to or during peer education training.


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