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Violence Prevention and Intervention Center

violence intervention and prevention

The Violence Prevention and Intervention Center is a place where all members of the UNH community can find information and resources about sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking. Trained Peer Educators staff the center and are available to assist individuals in connecting with on- and off-campus resources.

Location of the VPIC in relation to landmarks on the UNH Campus

  1. Contacts

    If you are in need of immediate support please contact one of the resources below: 

    Campus Police :  203-932-7014 

    UNH Police Emergency : 203-932-7070  

    Emergency Fire, Medical, or West Haven Police Emergency: dial 911 

    Rape Crisis Center of Milford: 203-878-1212 (24-Hour Hotline)

    Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline : 1-888-774-2900

    Peer Educators are available at the Violence Prevention and Intervention Center at the following times:

    Monday: Noon -8:00 pm
    Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: Noon - 5:00 pm
  2. Presentations

    One of the many services the VPIC provides, is the Bringing in the Bystander Program. This mandatory, 90-mintue presentation is for all incoming students, and is structured in a way that spreads awareness, and educates attendees on statistics, and important concepts related to sexual assault. The presentation discusses recent studies and cases, while defining sexual violence, and the actions students can utilize to safely intervene in a pro-social manner to better the UNH community, and your experiences while attending UNH. 

    The Bringing in the Bystander Program will be available all semester, with additional times added as registration approaches! *Remember, if you do not attend, a hold will be placed on your account, and you WILL NOT be able to register for classes!*

    Spring 2015 Presentation Times
    Mondays: 1:45 pm, 6:00 pm
    Tuesdays: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 6:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm
    Thursdays: 11:00 am, 6:00 pm
    Fridays: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm  

    Where:
    Violence Prevention & Intervention Center, Lower Level Sheffield 
     

  3. Support Group

    A weekly support group called Healing Together is available for female students who are coping with current or past experiences with interpersonal violence and/or abuse. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual abuse/assault, relationship abuse (e.g., verbal, emotional, physical), and harassment/stalking. 

    This is an open group, which means students can attend every week, only once, or as needed.   Students are welcome to bring a female support person with them to the group.  

    The support group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Violence Prevention and Intervention Center, with the first group of the semester taking place Wednesday, February 4th. The entrance to the Center is located two doors to the right of the Counseling Center on the first floor of Sheffield Hall.

    Please direct questions about the support group to the  UNH College Advocate, Jennifer Wenderoth, at mrcc@newhaven.edu.

    The Support Group is free, judgement free and confidential!


  1. Contact/Hours

    Phone: 203.479.4168

    Location: Lower level of Sheffield

    Hours:

    Mon: Noon - 8:00pm
    Tues: 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Wed: 10:00am - 8:00pm 
    Thurs: 10:00am - 2:30pm & 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm

    This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-WA-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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