National Stalking Awareness Month
Join the Office of Care and Civility for National Stalking Awareness Month during January. Stalking affects 7.5 million people in the U.S each year. Additionally, 1 in every 6 women will experience stalking during their lifetime. During the month of January, Office of Wellness Services will offer a variety of ways to stay safe, support victims, and promote awareness of this crime.
The Office of Care and Civility has also collaborated with the UNT HSC Police Department in bringing awareness to stalking for our campus community. UNT HSC Officer Chounlapane will host a self defense series throughout the month of January. Each of the four sessions will cover different aspects of self defense: Session 1 – Standing defense, Session 2 – Ground defense, Session 3 – the use of personal protection equipment, Session 4 – Real application of all techniques learned using padded suit. This will be an interactive, hands on course taught by law enforcement personnel.
On January 11th, Lieutenant Jeff Arrington from UNT HSC Police Department will host an awareness presentation. Lt. Arrington is a TCOLE (Texas Commission of Law Enforcement) instructor and has a vast knowledge of multiple areas of police/citizen trainings including: SHARP (Sexual Assault and Rape Prevention), Taser, OC Spray, police weapons instructor, self defense and more. Stalking awareness relies on your ability to know your surroundings. Join us as Lt Arrington brings up to date trends and preparedness knowledge for our campus community.