Voices Against Violence
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The Voices Against Violence Program is a coalition of UMBC staff and students. Because of the belief that students' understanding of information and positive response to such knowledge comes best from fellow students, the VAV entrusts Univeristy Health Services' student peer educator program, the Peer Health Advocates (PHA's), to provide the campus with the education and awareness events surrounding sexual assault and relationship violence. This outstanding group of students commit to a year's service, taking a course on a broad cross-section of health education topics, working in either the health ed office or women's center, conducting women's health seminars, facilitating education programs to residence halls and student groups, and organizing numerous awareness events on topics such as sexual assault prevention, smoking cessation, and HIV testing.

Aware that the PHA's are in regular communication with fellow students through all of these events and activities, VAV staff ensure that all PHA's are trained to assist students who have been victims of Sexual Assault or Relationship Violence in connecting them with various on- and off- campus resources.

If you are interested in learning more about this position or even if you just would like to be involved with the program's awareness events, please contact Alison Rohrbach at x51599 or arorhbach@umbc.edu.