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Tech to hold Dating Violence Awareness Workshop


11/1/2010

Dating and violence are not topics which seem to belong together, but unfortunately, they are together all too often. Montana Tech has scheduled a Dating Violence workshop for Monday, November 8th at noon in the Commons on Montana Tech’s South Campus. The workshop is being sponsored by Safe Space, Inc., Tech Student Services, PTK (the two year honor society) and the COT Student Leadership.

"It is both important and valuable for our students to be aware of the warning signs and dangers when someone they are dating resorts to violence," said Tech Counselor, Cricket Pietsch. "Our hope is that this Dating Violence workshop and Officer Murphy’s presentation will help students to stay safe while they are dating."

The workshop presentation will be made by Butte Police Officer Dan Murphy. Officer Murphy was recently awarded the "Above and Beyond" Award from Safe Space for his years of dedication to victims and Safe Space’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

"I am really excited to present this information to men and women at the college level," said Officer Murphy. "Young adults are really the high-risk group for both dating violence and sexual assault, both in our community and across the country." Safe Space provides free assistance to victims of domestic, dating and sexual violence, including one-on-one crisis counseling, emergency shelter, support groups, and many other types of emergency assistance.

For any further information about this event, please contact Cricket Pietsch at 406-496-3730.