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UTHealth Houston recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The month of October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and to provide educational resources to communities and individuals on how to prevent it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

This month, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston hosted the second-annual Carla Diaz-Lewis Domestic Violence Lecture Series, aimed at teaching health care providers and community members how to identify and assist victims of domestic violence. A recording of the presentation is available online.

Additionally, a series of webinars by UT Police and MD Anderson’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides the community with information and resources on intimate partner abuse. The series is available to view online.

The department hosts safety classes all year. A list of upcoming topics and sessions can be found on the UT Police website.

UTHealth Houston offers free and confidential resources to anyone in its community who would like to speak to someone about their experiences with domestic violence. The following resources are available:

UTHealth Houston Employee Assistance and Well-being Programs

Phone: 713-500-3327

Employees, including staff, residents, fellows, and faculty, are eligible to use the UTHealth Houston EAP services at no cost. The services are also available to their significant others, including spouses, partners, dependents, and children living at home.

Student Health and Counseling Services

Phone: 713-500-5171

Crisis Hotline: 713-500-I.M.UT (4688)

Available to all UTHealth Houston students throughout the school year.

All survivors:
UTHealth Houston Trauma and Resilience Center

Phone: 713-486-2630

Fax: 713-486-2721


Please reach out to the Title IX office with any questions:

Phone: 713-500-CALL (2255)



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