RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2012) – Cabrini College, which has become a leader in domestic violence education in recent years, has completed work on a website to help those in education and child care professions identify, assess, and respond appropriately to indications of domestic violence. The website is designed to resemble a school, with each web page representing a classroom. The web pages are segmented into subjects related to domestic violence, including:
domestic violence statistics: up to 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence annually
signs that a person may be in an abusive relationship: the victim apologizes and makes excuses for their behavior, or attempts to laugh off or minimize abuse from a partner
dating violence: one in three high school students have been or will be in an abusive relationship, dating violence will be experienced by one in five college students, and 40 percent of girls aged 14-17 know someone who has been beaten or hit by a boyfriend
and how to get help: contact information for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, and online assistance chat rooms.
Developed by Colleen Lelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of education at Cabrini, the website, www.cabrini.edu/DomesticViolenceInitiatives, serves as a resource to teachers, guidance counselors, social workers and other child caretakers.
The site provides a comprehensive look at a wide range of domestic violence issues, from effects of domestic violence to available community support services.
The site’s development was funded by a grant from domestic violence education advocates Barbara and John Jordan, and from support by Cabrini partner Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency in Norristown.
Stream Companies, an advertising agency co-founded by 1997 Cabrini graduate David Regn, designed and constructed the site.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.