October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Can you identify the types and signs of abuse? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone is being abused? Not knowing, should not be an excuse!

We all deserve to experience healthy and happy relationships. You are invited to join us for special multi-campus presentations listed below to learn about the covert aspects of power and control in unhealthy relationships. You’ll hear firsthand experiences by ‘survivors’ of domestic abuse, from CMPD, the local district attorney’s office, mental health clinicians, and the college’s Title IX program advocates who’ve partnered together to speak out against intimate partner violence. In addition, a special panel exhibit Survivor Stories will be on display the week of presentations at each campus.

Attendees will receive invaluable information on violence prevention resources and services available in the community and at the college. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Central Campus, AT306 – Library, 3rd floor

Tuesday, October 8, noon-1 p.m.
Harris Campus, H1 1120 – Auditorium

Thursday, October 17, noon-1 p.m.
Levine Campus, LV2600 – Library

Tuesday, October 22, noon -1 p.m.
Cato Campus, Cato III- CT024, Lower Level Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 29, noon -1 p.m.
Harper Campus, H4 310 – Library

November 5, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
Merancas Campus, CJ 131-Auditorium

Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
City View Campus, Rm 140

These programs are a partnership by: Library Services, Mecklenburg County Prevention Services, Student Life, Office of Institutional Equity, Family Resource Center, CMPD and the District Attorney’s Office. 

Domestic Violence 101 Presentation – Wednesday, October 26

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

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence is the ongoing pervasive use of threats, intimidation coercion, emotional abuse, isolation, minimizing, denying, blaming, economic abuse, privilege and violence in order to maintain power and control over and instill fear in the partner in an intimate relationship. These are not isolated events; they’re part of a cycle of violence in which the violence gets worse each time it happens. Things may get better temporarily after a violent episode but the tension begins again and the abuse is on its way again.

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.

Attend the 3rd Annual Day of Awareness on Oct. 29

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.

Student Life Events: “Domestic Violence” and “Alcohol and Other Drugs”

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.Student Life

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)