LMU Share Club Sponsors Red Flag Campaign

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gaslightingflagLincoln Memorial University (LMU) Share Club members recognized Domestic Violence Abuse Month this October by sponsoring the Red Flag Campaign. The public awareness initiative is designed to prevent dating violence by teaming up with colleges and universities across America.

 

LMU Share Club, a service group composed of social work and other majors, placed over 130 red flags on the LMU Quad to bring awareness of domestic violence to the LMU campus. Senior social work majors and Share Club officers Autumn Meadows, Clay Smith, Brittany Blankenship and Regan Cupp all helped place the flags.

 

“Jealousy, stalking, and emotional abuse are some obvious red flags of an unhealthy relationship, but we want to increase awareness of the wide range of behaviors that might signal a friend or classmate needs help,” said Kristy Lee, assistant professor of social work.

 

The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs or "red flags" for sexual assault, dating violence or stalking in a friend’s relationship.

 

The campaign was created in 2005 by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. It has since spread to more than 100 campuses in 27 states.

 

The LMU Share Club also partnered with Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET)-Family Services Center for a presentation to students. CHET has shelters in Claiborne and Campbell counties and provides support, education and case management services.

 

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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