Archive for October 2013

Photos From Business After Hours – October 17, 2013

Photos From Business After Hours – October 17, 2013

On October 17, PTA Thrift Shop celebrated the ribbon cutting of their newest location and hosted one of Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours. Compass Center for Women and Families, along with Extraordinary ventures were featured as nonprofit spotlights. Chapelboro.com attended and took these wonderful photos!

For more information on Compass Center’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, click here.

Six Tips for Helping a Loved One You Believe Is Being Abused

Six Tips for Helping a Loved One You Believe Is Being Abused
  1. Tell your loved one that she/ he don’t deserve to be treated badly and that no one deserves to be abused. This abuse is not their fault.
  1. Let your loved one know that there are ways to increase his/her safety, that she/he has options, and that, together, you can get the help that is needed. Compass Center for Women and Families can assist with the safety planning and with understanding options for dealing with the abusive situation.
  1. Tell this person what you have noticed that concerns you. Tell them that you believe (or know)  she/he is being hurt or controlled. Tell him/her that you are concerned for his/her safety.
  1. Avoid focusing on the abuser. Keep this person out of the conversation as much as possible. Remember -your loved one has strong feelings for this person. Focus on your loved one, his/her safety, and your love and concern for him/her.
  1. Encourage him/her to call the Compass Center for Women and Families 24-hour hotline to speak with an advocate or to come in for an appointment.
  1. As the loved one of someone who is being abused you can call Compass Center for Women and Families hotline and receive support, information and abuse education.

Community Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Community Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

For a full list of Compass Center’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, click here.

DVAM is a time to acknowledge the impact of domestic violence on families in our community and stand in support of victims of abuse. With your support, we can start a dialogue and raise public awareness on domestic violence, an issue affecting thousands of families and couples in Orange County. Below, you will find a calendar of Domestic Violence Awareness Month/ Relationship Violence Awareness Month events in the community.

Domestic Violence Action Project’s Race to End Domestic Violence
Saturday, October 5
5 p.m. – UNC’s Finley Fields, Chapel Hill
Hosted by Domestic Violence Action Project

Raising Flags, Raising Awareness
Tuesday, October 1
5:30 p.m. – Pennies for Change
Hosted by Durham Crisis Response Center

Vintage Flea Sale
Sunday, October 6
1 p.m. – Pennies for Change
Hosted by Durham Crisis Response Center

(How) Can We Talk About Rape?
Monday, October 7
4 p.m. – Hyde Hall
Hosted by  by RAPE: Perceptions, Realities, Responses, the Program in Sexuality Studies and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Campus Y Film Series: The Bro Code
Tuesday, October 8
7 p.m. – Bingham 103
Hosted by Project Dinah and SWAG

Panel on Men in Violence Prevention
Wednesday, October 9
5 p.m. – Campus Y Anne Queen Lounge
Hosted by Student Wellness, SWAG and One Act

Creating, Sustaining, and Supporting Healthy Relationships
Thursday, October 10
5 p.m. – Student Union
Hosted by One Act

Ben & Jerry’s Benefit Night for the OCRCC
Sunday, October 13
1-9 p.m. – Ben & Jerry’s on Franklin St.
Hosted by OCRCC and Project Dinah

Campus Y Film Series: Flirting with Danger
Monday, October 14
7 p.m. – Murphy 116
Hosted by SWAG and Project Dinah

CBW and EmBrACE Film Screening: Enough
Tuesday, October 15
6:30 p.m. – Dey 305
Hosted by Black Student Movement

Campus Y Film Series: The Invisible War
Tuesday, October 22
7 p.m. – Varsity Theatre on Franklin St
Hosted by SWAG and Project Dinah

Carolina Men Care (UNC Hospitals Beacon Program)
Tuesday, October 22
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – UNC Children’s Hospital Lobby
Hosted by UNC Hospital’s Beacon Child and Family Program

The Audacity to Heal
Wednesday, October 23
7:30 p.m. – Stone Center Auditorium
Hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies

Arts, Activism and Advocacy
Thursday, October 24
10 a.m. – Stone Center Hitchcock Room
Hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies

Secondary Survivors Workshop
Monday, October 28
6 p.m. – Student Union Rm. 3102
Hosted by Student Wellness

Campus Y Film Series: Miss Representation
Tuesday, October 29
7 p.m. – Union Auditorium
Hosted by One Act and Project Dinah

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