The Omaha Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA), formally known as the Omaha YWCA, will be working with Creighton University on violence prevention initiatives during the 2011-2012 academic year through the Division of Student Life in the office of the assistant dean of students.
The grant funds trainings, materials and promotional items, along with a part-time WCA employee who will work with Creighton to create the Violence Intervention, and Prevention Center within the Division of Student Life.
The center will focus on areas pertaining to college students, such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking/harassment and bullying/cyberbullying.
Emily Nguyen from the WCA Omaha will be working part-time at Creighton with Allison Taylor, assistant dean of students, to support the center, which will focus on campus-wide violence prevention education. Emily is a 2009 Creighton graduate in social work.
“What this means for Creighton is having a centralized, virtual resource designed to better serve the needs of our students who are often dealing with difficult, personal situations,” Taylor said.