October is Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We are accepting donations of cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and cleaning supplies which Child, Inc. will provide to domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. Drop off your donations to Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Avenue through October.
Support & Counseling
Support & Counseling Services Options:
- On-campus support is available by phone 24 hours/day from trained S.O.S. Victim Advocates. To contact S.O.S., call the Health Center at 302-831-2226. The staff will take a first name and phone number and the Victim Advocate on duty will call you back within 10 minutes.
- During the initial crisis period after victimization, one-on-one appointments for support, crisis intervention, and follow-up care are provided by the S.O.S. Coordinator. Call 302-831-3457 to make an appointment.
- Sexual Assault Survivors' Support Groups are also offered by S.O.S.. To find out more or get involved with the next group, contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457. Group closes after 2 sessions, so calling earlier in the semester is recommended.
- Counseling is available at the Center for Counseling and Student Development which is located above the bookstore in the Perkins Student Center. To make an appointment with an intake counselor, call the Counseling Center at 302-831-2141.
- If you are struggling with sexual abuse that occurred during childhood, you may wish to contact SOAR, Survivors Of Abuse in Recovery, at 302-655-3953. SOAR offers both individual and group counseling and functions on a sliding-fee scale for those without insurance.
- S.O.S. or the Counseling Center can make referrals to counselors in private practice who specialize in these topics. Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion and ask to speak to Angela for a referral, 302-831-3457. Or call the Counseling Center at 302-831-2141.
- Contact Lifeline offers rape crisis services similar to those provided by S.O.S. for the state of Delaware. Contact Lifeline offers regular support groups for sexual assault survivors in Wilmington and Newark. 1-800-262-9800.
- RAINN, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, offers a national hotline, by phone at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) and online.
- Often it helps to tell someone you trust such as a close and trusted friend, parent, or other family member about the assault. Having a system of support is very important for survivors after a sexual assault.
To reach the SOS Victim Advocate on duty (24 hrs/day) call 302-831-2226. The person who answers will take a first name and phone number and the advocate will call you back within 10 minutes.
Drives to benefit Domestic Violence survivors
Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Ave.
Donate your used cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Donate cleaning supplies being collected by Child, Inc. for domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. The drive has been organized by our Dating Violence Counselor. Call 831-3457 to schedule an appointment.
October 20, 21, 22nd: 12:30-2:00pm
Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting toiletries, non-perishable food items, especially: canned tuna, canned soup, coffee, coffee creamer, rice, instant mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cooking oil, powdered juice mixes, hot cocoa mix, sugar, instant oatmeal, household items, especially: laundry detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, Ziploc freezer bags, cleaning supplies, paper towels, and clothing such as slippers for women and children, bath robes, pajamas.
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details! Check out all of the campus Halloween events this week!
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
Independence West Residence Hall Lounge
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
European Standards for Sex Education from the World Health Organization
Speaker: Olaf Kapella, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna
STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.
Over the past few decades, there have been many developments that highlight the need for sexuality education including: the proliferation of social media, the global spread of HIV/AIDS, increasing concerns about the sexual abuse of children and adolescents, and changing attitudes toward sexuality & sexual behavior of youth, and the globalization and migration of people with different cultural & religious backgrounds. In the face of it, Europe is not leaving young people alone to deal with misinformation, stereotypes and myths about sex. Learn about the World Health Organization's standards for sex education in Europe. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and many UD offices and departments. See the flyer.