The WAVE Foundation is fortunate, once again, to be working with a group of senior nursing students from Seattle Pacific University dedicated to helping raise awareness about domestic violence. This year’s group of students, lead by Professor Heidi Monroe, have embarked on creating an Awareness Campaign aimed at targeting college students across the SPU and UW campuses through an educational poster that will be installed in restrooms through their respective campuses. This ‘stall talk’ as it is called at SPU provides a unique opportunity to reach a captive audience! The main focus of the poster will be to create those ‘ah ha’ moments for the readers where they recognize themselves or a friend from the scenarios provided. As nursing student, Laura Miller mentions, we want to ‘illuminate’ these behaviors so that people can recognize themselves and learn healthy alternatives to abusive patterns. That illumination is already in effect. In doing their research for this project, Emily Hellesto has come to realize “after taking the Love is Respect quiz and seeing things that I thought weren’t that bad…and realizing that those behaviors are considered abusive.”
The WAVE Foundation eagerly awaits the presentation of their completed project at our Raise Your Glass fundraising event on June 11th.
Pictured left to right: Professor Heidi Monroe with students Amanda, Laura, Emily, MacKenzie and Bri.
Download this poster for your own use Intimate Partner Violence Poster.