October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Canisius College Sexual Violence Prevention team is distributing purple ribbons throughout campus to recognize domestic and relationship violence awareness. We are working to educate students about relationship abuse as well as healthy vs. unhealthy relationships. In addition, our Step Up Griffs Peer Educators are offering “Escalation” workshops to campus organizations in an effort to highlight the impact of control, manipulation, abuse and violence in college relationships. The Escalation workshop is a film and peer facilitated discussion developed by the One Love Foundation. This workshop empowers students to recognize red flags in relationships, as well as how to help a friend who may be struggling in their relationship.