May 7, 2010
ULM’s violence prevention and intervention program host training workshop
| The Violence Prevention and Intervention Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe hosted its first all-day training workshop on April 28. The workshop educated students on various issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Training staff included representatives from West Monroe Police Department, the Ouachita Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Ouachita Parish Family Justice Center.
The workshop also introduced students to the work done by the “peer support members.” These students, after completing training, work with VPIP in spreading awareness and preventing incidents of domestic violence on the ULM campus and in the community at large.
Hanser and Saulsberry noted that the number and diversity of students attending the workshop exceeded their expectations.
“At several points throughout the day, the room was completely full,” Hanser said.
“There was also a diverse array of students who attended, both male and female, and from numerous areas of study,” Saulsberry added.
Future training workshops will be offered in the beginning of the fall semester. Students interested in becoming peer support members are encouraged to contact Hanser at 318-342-1443 or email@example.com or Saulsberry at 318-342-1445 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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