“Abuse is not a slap, a punch, or a curse.  Abuse is a campaign.  A vigorous, concerted effort to accomplish a purpose.”


October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM). As relationship violence awareness and prevention are very important topics on our campus, we hope that you will be able to support us by attending some of these events and encouraging others to do so as well. We would also like to highlight a training specifically for faculty and staff: The Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Response Protocol Training. If you have not yet been to this training, it is highly encouraged. Seats are still available and you may register here:http://my.umbc.edu/groups/healthed/events/26721


If you have questions about any of the listed events or about relationship violence resources, please contact Jess Myers, Women’s Center Director, at jess.myers@umbc.edu410-455-2714 or Mickey Irizarry, Health Education Coordinator, at pirizarry@umbc.edu410-455-3752.


UMBC seeks to improve overall UMBC Community health by encouraging pro-social relationship behaviors and lifestyle changes that can positively impact our community. We are working to build a comprehensive campus-wide atmosphere of awareness and support for the prevention of intimate partner violence. UMBC wants to prevent intimate partner violence so that all UMBC students can be successful in their educational pursuits and as members of society at large—as parents, spouses, partners, researchers, co-workers, family members and leaders.

We do this by providing information, resources and tools that the UMBC community can use to learn more and to become an active member in the awareness and prevention efforts to end relationship violence.


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