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Many colleges have counseling and support services for students who are victims of domestic violence, as well as partnerships with local domestic violence shelters.South Carolina promotes bystander intervention through its Stand Up Carolina initiative.
Word said she’s looking forward to connecting with students.“Since students may not be as comfortable sharing with older individuals, they’ll be able to reach out to me anytime and I can get them the help and the resources that they need,” Word said.
While providing resources for victims is a major component of the program, Gooden said there’ll be resources for offenders as well.“We want to help students understand how to deal with their emotions so that they won’t find themselves being an offender of domestic violence,” Gooden said.
On Black Friday, Nadia Ezaldein, a University of Chicago student, was working at a Chicago Nordstrom when her ex-boyfriend entered the store, found her in the accessories department, and shot her to death. A day earlier, on Thanksgiving, Shannon Jones, a student at Cornell University, was allegedly strangled to death by her boyfriend during an argument.
The duo said they’ve already “hit the ground running” this semester and are training and preparing now to have the program fully implemented this Fall in time for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
In the meantime, Gooden said the program is working towards several goals, including assembling a community response team responsible for educating, assessing, planning, and creating policies.“Our goal is to educate every incoming student—whether they’re a freshman or transfer—about dating and domestic violence,” Gooden said.“Education is the best prevention.
Of college students who have been sexually assaulted, 35 percent of them were assaulted while on a date.