New campaign calls attention to “Red Flags” for dating violence

SUNY New Paltz is taking part in a nationwide initiative to encourage all members of the campus community to recognize and speak out when they see common signs of dating violence and unhealthy relationships.

The Red Flag Campaign© uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The initiative encourages friends and bystanders to say something when they see warning signs like jealousy, isolation, victim blaming and controlling behaviors.

New Paltz will create its own display of these “red flags” in the Student Union beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28. Students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to share their own stories and contribute words of support on topics related to relationship violence.

The interactive exhibition will also serve to spread awareness about resources available to New Paltz students and employees who experience or witness unhealthy relationships. Some of these resources include:

Psychological Counseling Center: (845) 257-2920
Title IX Office: (845) 257-3675
Student Health Center: (845) 257-3400
University Police Department: (845) 257-2222
Crime Victim Advocate: (845) 332-5221
New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-952-6906 (English), 1-800-942-6908 (Spanish)

The Red Flag display at SUNY New Paltz is sponsored by the Title IX Working Group. The nationwide campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and was created by college students, personnel and community victim advocates.

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