RADNOR, Pa. (July 13, 2011) – A website on domestic violence education created by students at Cabrini College has earned another award: a 2011 Communicator Silver Award, judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA).
The “Children as Witness” convergence project (www.cabrini.edu/domesticviolence) won in the Interactive Multimedia: Education category.
Last year, the website received a Silver Davey Award, also judged by the IAVA, for excellence in the same category.
“Children as Witness” offers information about domestic violence, and features video testimonials from victims and insights from experts in the field. The site supports the College’s domestic violence education initiatives, which includes the Barbara and John Jordan Domestic Violence Education Program; a partnership with Norristown’s Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency; and a domestic violence curriculum being developed by Dr. Colleen Lelli, assistant professor of education at Cabrini.
The curriculum will be used as a professional development pilot project for teachers in the Norristown Area School District, and intends to be a resource in school districts nationwide.
Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-7) visited Cabrini in April to meet with students and alumni who are continuing the domestic violence education work.
The “Children as Witness” website was designed by Cabrini students in collaboration with Stream Companies, which was co-founded by David Regn, a 1997 graduate of Cabrini and a trustee at the College. Stream Companies was named one of the top 100 fastest growing companies by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The Communicator Award is an international creative award focused on honoring outstanding creative work from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.