Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the month of October, this nationally recognized observance draws attention to this insidious epidemic. Please consider attending an event or participating in an activity during awareness/education events at LLCC.

“Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.” (www.ndvh.org)

Domestic violence is a community issue; it is not “just a family problem.” Statistics indicate that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes (www.ndvh.org). During the month of October, national hotlines, domestic violence service providers, state and local governments as well as colleges remind us of this epidemic that cuts across racial, socioeconomic and educational lines. DV is 100% the fault and choice of the abuser; it is not the victim’s fault and victims are not alone. If you or someone you know needs help for domestic violence please use the following numbers:

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” photo

LLCC Compliance and Prevention is seeking members of the campus community who identify as male to show their support for sexual assault prevention by appearing in a group photo! The photo will be featured in the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault’s annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” calendar. The calendar highlights groups of men from organizations in the Springfield community and connects to PCASA’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. The calendar is used as a tool for increasing awareness as well as raising funds for supplies. Members of the group photo will be asked to put on red heels to connect to the theme. Anyone interested in participating in the photo should come to A. Lincoln Commons at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Also, please contact Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu to let us know you’ll be there and what size high heels you need!

Today is Take a Stand Tuesday

To recognize the beginning of domestic violence awareness month, members of the LLCC community will be “taking a stand” against domestic violence all day in A. Lincoln Commons. All individuals are encouraged to visit the table to learn more about intimate partner violence and join the movement by taking a pledge to increase awareness and support survivors.

Sign up for tomorrow’s Take a Stand Tuesday

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join LLCC Compliance and Prevention in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the Take a Stand Tuesday sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Sign up for Take a Stand Tuesday Oct. 1

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join LLCC Compliance and Prevention in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the Take a Stand Tuesday sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” photo

LLCC Compliance and Prevention is seeking members of the campus community who identify as male to show their support for sexual assault prevention by appearing in a group photo! The photo will be featured in the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault’s annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” calendar. The calendar highlights groups of men from organizations in the Springfield community and connects to PCASA’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. The calendar is used as a tool for increasing awareness as well as raising funds for supplies. Members of the group photo will be asked to put on red heels to connect to the theme. Anyone interested in participating in the photo should come to A. Lincoln Commons at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Also, please contact Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu to let us know you’ll be there and what size high heels you need!

Sign up for Take a Stand Tuesday Oct. 1

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join LLCC Compliance and Prevention in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the Take a Stand Tuesday sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Sign up for “Take a Stand Tuesday” Oct. 1

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join LLCC Compliance and Prevention in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Responsible Employee training today, 10-11 a.m.

Are you a Responsible Employee? Do you want more information about how to best respond to disclosures of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking? The next session will be offered today, Aug. 8, from 10-11 a.m. RSVP by emailing Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu. Additionally, a training can be scheduled at a department or team meeting by contacting Shelby.

Responsible Employee training Thursday, Aug. 8

Are you a Responsible Employee? Do you want more information about how to best respond to disclosures of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking? Sign up for a Responsible Employee training session! The next session will be offered tomorrow, Aug. 8, from 10-11 a.m. RSVP by emailing Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu. Additionally, a training can be scheduled at a department or team meeting by contacting Shelby.