Be a part of the conversation. Join your campus to honor those who have been affected by domestic violence, to get tips on how to get out of a violent relationship and find ways to help someone you know who may be a victim.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Counseling Services, will be hosting a Domestic Violence 101 presentation on Wednesday, October 26 from 11 a.m. – noon in the Overcash Building, Rm 302. Attendees will learn what domestic violence is, the signs, and how to help someone who may be experiencing it.
A light lunch will be provided. All students are welcome. No need to sign up… just show up!
For more information, please visit us at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling-services/upcoming-events or contact Angela Bullock at Angela.Bullock@cpcc.edu
In fact, did you know?:
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of domestic violence within their lifetime
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
With this in mind, use this time to review CPCC’s policies and procedures regarding workplace violence and the services provided to you.
If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799. SAFE or call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police at 704.336.2811.
On October 29, 2014, CPCC will host the 3rd annual Day of Awareness. This event promotes awareness and education on both Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. CPCC’s Sociology-Psychology Association, in partnership with the Domestic Violence Speaker’s Bureau, is hosting the Day of Awareness in the Overcash Building, Tate Hall, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This free community event includes panel discussions, a resource fair and related film screenings.
Alcohol & Other Drugs: Dangers, Trends, and the Way Out
A panel of substance abuse professionals will present information related to trends in substance abuse, the effects of marijuana, the progression of abuse and addiction, and the stages of change.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tate Hall (Overcash 2nd Floor)
Domestic Violence: Empowerment to move to forward
Know someone who’s in an abusive relationship? Is it domestic violence? What can I do to help? Join us to learn the process from the 911 call for help to achieving healing and justice. A domestic violence survivor will share her story, and community agency representatives will show us what happens when someone seeks help.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Hall Building, room 215 (above the bookstore)