Informing students on the signs of domestic violence

Informing students on the signs of domestic violence

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Representatives with ASU's Counseling Center are doing their part to make sure students are informed on how to recognize the signs of someone suffering from domestic violence.

Events are taking place the week of September 15th – 19th as a part of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week.

Students kicked off the "The Silent Witness" Project.

Life size cut-outs containing the story of a victim of domestic violence were on display in ASU's Student Union.

Student Life Counselor Kristy Russell said they hope this will make students aware of what could be happening right in front of them.

"A lot of times we don't realize how bad it is until it's too late. And so, we just really want to make sure people know and see signs in their friends and that's a lot of what we're doing this week is letting people know how to help each other."

The Silent Witness Project was created in 1995 by the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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