Each year, USF observes various national campaigns to increase awareness and support survivors of violence. Use the links below to learn more about these national campaigns and follow @WellnessUSF on social media for ongoing updates. Check out our semester schedule here for a list of programs and events thoughout the month. Together, we can work to normalize a USF community free of violence.
October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month. The USF Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention, along with campus and community partners, hosts programs throughout October to increase awareness about signs of unhealthy relationship behaviors, promote healthy relationship skills, and support survivors of violence.
To all survivors: We believe you. We support you. We stand with you.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month Events:
Act for October: An RVAM Launch Event | October 2nd, 11am-2pm | MSC Amphitheater| Join CVAVP and campus partners to learn more about healthy relationship skills and ways to turn awareness into action. Free cookies, giveaways, and resources!
Bystander Intervention Training | October 12th, 1-2:30 pm | MSC 3705 |In this 1.5 hour workshop, students develop skills to identify potentially violent situations and safely and effectively intervene to decrease instances of violence in the USF community and create a culture of collective support. During the workshop, students explore USF policy, signs and dynamics of power-based violence, barriers to intervening, and the 3D bystander intervention approach.
Clothesline Project @ USF| October 17th, 11am-2pm | MSC Amphitheater | The Clothesline Project is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about relationship violence. At USF, this event is dedicated to providing affirming messages to survivors. Please join us for t-shirt decorating, self-care activities, giveaways, and campus resources.
How to Support Survivors: Workshop| October 24th, 11:00am-12:00pm | Teams | Join our virtual discussion which addresses topics such as how to support friends, loved ones, and members of our community who are survivors of relationship violence.