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October 1, 2020

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by Center for Advocacy, Response & Education (CARE)

The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, announces that October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month evolved from the Day of Unity in October 1981 observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Day of Unity has grown into a national month of awareness for domestic violence.

This year's theme is "#PowerUp" and encourages the community to consider how one's power, positionality and privilege intersect with interpersonal violence. Additionally, CARE challenges the community to examine how one can use their voice to join the larger collective and reduce and eliminate interpersonal violence.

CARE invites the K-State community to the following events to learn, have dialogue and help spread awareness about interpersonal violence.

Advanced Safe Zone Workshops:

  • Friday, Oct. 2, from 1-2:30 p.m.: "The Realities of Interpersonal Violence on College Campuses." Read more information on the workshop flyer or register
  • Friday, Oct. 9, from 1-2:30 p.m.: "Interpersonal Violence in the Digital Age."
  • Friday, Oct. 16, from 1-2:30 p.m.: "Trauma and Recovery from Interpersonal Violence."
  • Friday, Oct. 23, from 1-2:30 p.m.: "Bystander Intervention."
  • Friday, Oct. 30, from 1-2:30 p.m.: "Moving Forward with Communal Response."

Mindfulness Workshop Podcast Series:

  • Thursday, Oct.  1, at 1 p.m.: "Studying Natural Habits."
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.: "Promoting Awareness."
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.: "Grounding with Breath."
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m.: "Positive Mantras."
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m.: "Quieting the Mind."

View the CARE Podcast flyer for streaming information. All mindfulness workshops will be 30 minutes. 

CARE provides free, voluntary and confidential resources to any K-State student, staff, faculty or administrator who experience(d) sexual, dating, or domestic violence, stalking and harassment. Survivor advocates are available to meet with individuals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. CARE is offering virtual appointments or walk-in appointments if a person is in crisis. Additionally, CARE provides a wide variety of prevention education workshops and other awareness events. The CARE office is in 206 Holton Hall and can be reached at 785-532-6444 or ksucare@k-state.edu

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