Domestic Violence Awareness - October 2021
Led by Julia Fisher, MS, LPC and Nick Walker, MS
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). What Is DVAM? A month dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education on Domestic Violence—it’s causes, who it effects, how to tell if you or someone you know is affected by it, and how to get help. Please join the Counseling Department in bringing awareness to domestic violence during the month of October by attending our in-person and virtual events, which provide learning opportunities and ways to get connected to receive support (NOTE: In-person events may change to online pending COVID restrictions):
- Domestic Violence Workshop: Taking place at the Redwood Campus, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. (room CH-7) with Counselor Nick Walker.
Topics will include definitions of what DV is and isn’t, statistics about DV, the impact of COVID on DV, how to identify if you or someone you know is in a DV relationship and how to respond.
- TEDTalk showing and discussion with Nick Walker: Jackson Katz and Leslie Morgan Steiner. Taking place at the Redwood campus on October 27 at 4:00 p.m. (room CH-7).
This will be a showing of two important TEDTalks about Domestic Violence, followed by a post-discussion.
- Men’s Panel: Domestic Violence Prevention
- Click here for a recorded interview with the Women’s Crisis Support Team from Josephine County regarding common misconceptions about DV, resources available locally, and how you can help.
- Video showings: Violence Against Women—It’s a Men’s Issue TED Talk, Why Domestic Violence Survivors Don’t Leave—TED Talk click on these links at any time to learn more.
- Community Pledge in English and Spanish: sign the community pledge to commit to doing #1Thing to help end domestic violence
Community Pledge (English) | Community Pledge (Spanish)
- Coloring pages for domestic violence awareness
- Power and control wheel: Understanding the Power and Control Wheel (English)
- Power and control wheel (Spanish)
- 10 Tips to Have an Informed Conversation about Domestic Violence
- If you are in need of assistance and live in Josephine County, please visit the Women’s Crisis Support Team website.
- If you are in need of assistance and live in Jackson County, please visit the Community Works website.
- Helpful web page resources:
- Helping to end domestic violence pamphlet,
- Finding Safety and Support Pamphlet (English)
- Finding Safety and Support Pamphlet (Spanish)
As a student at RCC, you have access to no-cost, confidential counseling with licensed and pre-licensed mental health counselors. To schedule an appointment, please email [email protected] or call 541-956-7443.