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April 19, 2012

Forums on preventing dating violence and sexual assault offered; next forum April 23

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Violence Prevention and Intervention Program will host two events in recognition of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The ULM VPIP Sexual Assault Forum will occur Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in the ULM Student Center, Room 170.

Numerous ULM staff and community agency representatives will be available for this forum to discuss issues related to sexual assault on campus and in the community.

Students, staff members, faculty, and the community at large are welcome to attend.

Also on Monday, April 23, from 1-4 p.m. in the ULM Student Center, Room 170, dating violence and sexual assault awareness training will be offered to students, staff and faculty members.

This training is designed to provide interested persons with information related to recognizing and preventing dating violence and sexual assault victimization.

The training is provided by Lt. Renee Smith with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone interested may contact Dr. Robert Hanser at 318-342-1757 or

This project is supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0024 - awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program and/or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice on Violence Against Women.

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