PREVENTION, AWARENESS, AND RESOURCES
Spot Light: Fall Prevention Program
“Beautiful” Video Debut-October 25, Rockford University. Beautiful2017
This program was part of our domestic violence awareness and prevention programming this fall. Student lead and directed, this video highlights one of the main areas that impact survivors of domestic violence, bullying and other similar acts.
Beautiful Director: Michael Domino is a junior BA Acting/Directing major at Rockford University. He transferred from Rock Valley College where he was heavily involved in extra curricular activities. He is very much involved in his anti-bullying activism which he demonstrates through the multiple schools he has spoken at and his own YouTube channel. Creating his own pathway at RU through the work of his activism works. He continuously creates an opportunity for others to learn about the effects of bullying and there detriment to our society.
RU Domestic Violence Awareness Month Programs
The month of October is recognized for survivors, mourners and supporters of domestic violence /intimate partner violence to come together in support of this important work. Rockford University stands in solidarity with our students, employees, and community. We implemented a number of programs in October which is outlined below.
Proclamation Reading and Pledge Reading
Several individuals participated in the proclamation reading that as member of the Rockford University Community, they will stand up against domestic violence on campus. They also signed a pledge. But the highlight of the day was created by an RU student.
Past Awareness and Prevention Initiatives
RU recognizes National Campus Safety Awareness Month
- Stalking Awareness
- Immigration and Survivors of Abuse
- Victims Rights’
See the Office for Victims of Crime video below to learn more about this national initiative, theme, Crime Victims’ Rights: Strength. Resilience. Justice.
Prevention/ Awareness Participation
“Put the Nail in” Domestic Violence: This national campaign is through Safe Horizons who aims to send the message of domestic violence awareness by putting a stop to it. The simple gesture of painting your finger nail helps “put a nail in domestic violence” acts, injustices and showing support and sharing information with others. Participants wore the polish to ignite a conversation about their support for domestic violence awareness.
We acknowledge October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by standing in solidarity with millions of survivors, victims, and supporters in observance of the national month.
Domestic Violence Community Program “Shine the Light” on domestic violence. The Compliance Office and select Rockford University students participated in the annual program. Two students participated by reading written dialogues concerning domestic violence concerns.
Community Alcohol Prevention Awareness Program: “Hidden in Plain Sight”Compliance and Title IX Office participated by raising awareness of underage drinking.
Resources for anyone who may be the victim of sexual, domestic or other violence:
- Local Sexual Assault Counseling
- National Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Local Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Both are 24-hour Hotline and Local Number 815-636-9811
RSAC-Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling
NATIONAL: ICASA- Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
100 North 16th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
All are 24-hours 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224
Remedies Domestic Violence Center