Relationship violence occurs all too frequently on college campuses across the country.
It happens to people of all genders, ages, religions, races, sexual orientations, and socio-economic classes.
Ariel Zwang, CEO Safe Horizon: Kira, why did you choose to speak about domestic violence as your public advocacy platform for the Miss America organization?
Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York: Through the Miss America Organization, I have the opportunity and responsibility to bring significant public advocacy to an issue.
In fact, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and women between the ages of 20 and 24 are most at risk.
With much-needed attention being paid to campus sexual violence, now is the time to address campus domestic violence.
As parents, my husband and I try our best to give our daughters examples of what healthy relationships look like.
However, we know there are no guarantees this will positively influence their relationships, especially once they leave our home and go off to college. We have been glad to see the heightened attention given recently to stopping sexual assault on campus.
He was popular, and at the time I felt like he'd chosen me. But six months later, when I looked around, I was isolated from my friends and family and he had become my whole world. I felt like I had done something to make him treat me like that.
Eventually I realized I was experiencing domestic violence.
You are eligible if you have been assaulted or threatened with physical force by an intimate partner or family member. Contact the Centre County Women's Resource Center (814 234-5050) or the Court Administrator's Office (814 355-6727) for more information.
You are still eligible if you have been assaulted/threatened once or have only been on one date with the person. The Office of Student Conduct can assign an administrative directive to ensure that a student will have no unsolicited contact with another student.
You have: back to top The best time for intervention is just after the violence has occurred. Couples counseling is not recommended until the abuser has gained control of his behavior and there is no longer violence in the relationship. "The Darkside of Courtship: Violence and Sexual Exploitation." Understanding Partner Violence: Prevalence, Causes, Consequences, & Solutions.