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2018 Service-Learning Symposium: End The Silence on Domestic Violence

Presentation Details

End The Silence on Domestic Violence

Authors: Deny Ward, Marissa Devore, & Lee Green

Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Melilli-Hand, MFA, Ph.D.

Abstract:

We did our project on Domestic Violence and trying our best to bring the silence of it to an end. our team conducted a presentation in which a lot of information was given. We covered what Domestic violence itself is defined as, all the different types and characteristics of domestic violence, and how to determine if you are a victim of domestic violence, or in the worse case, the abuser. This project impacted our team by bringing everyone closer together because you never know what someone could be going through simply within our classroom or outside in our community. With the statistics for domestic violence being so high, ⅙ of our peers / family are victims. Our goal was to reach out to our peers and our surrounding communities to better inform them about domestic violence and give them useful information on what to do or where they can get help from and all the benefits these services provide for survivors of domestic violence. We set up flyers around the college campus and at local health clinics in which we believed would encourage people to join us for our presentation.  Our community partner is the Glynn Community Crisis Center, Inc. They assist men, women, and children affected by domestic violence. All services are free and confidential! Their mission: Providing emergency shelter and other services to persons battered and or abused--commonly referred to as domestic violence.