2009.10.19 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Presents Panel on Intimate Partner Violence With Multicultural View
Omaha - Intimate partner violence knows no limits and crosses all socio-economic, cultural, ethnic or gender boundaries.
“Violence and abuse can happen to anyone at any time," said Marti Rosen-Atherton, director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Counseling Center.
For this reason, UNO Voices Against Violence, in partnership with the Omaha YWCA and Maverick Solutions, will host a free forum with a multicultural focus on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.
"Intimate Partner Violence Across Cultures and Communities” will offer diverse perspectives on this rising crime that affects campuses and communities across the nation.
About 10 percent of students report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past 12 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We need to try and stop this alarming trend,” said Marcia Adler, director of Student Health Services at UNO. “We want to do whatever we can to help educate the UNO campus on how to recognize the signs of abuse and be proactive bystanders in helping victims find the right sources of help.”
Ellen Freeman-Wakefield, Omaha YWCA chief operating officer, will moderate the forum, which will feature panelists who have been impacted by intimate partner violence. The event will also include information on how to recognize the signs of abuse and where to go for help.
For more information, contact Nicole Naatz at (402) 554-2409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the UNO Voices Against Violence Task Force is to make the UNO campus community a safe environment. The task torce is dedicated to educating the UNO campus on issues surrounding intimate partner violence.
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