South Hills Community News Release
ALTOONA — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It began in October 1981 when the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence held a “Day of Unity” for individuals working to combat domestic violence to come together and connect. Since then, the day has evolved into a national month of awareness to focus on the issues of domestic and sexual violence (also called Intimate Partner Violence).
Earlier this month, all currently enrolled students at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus attended a seminar about recognizing and preventing domestic and sexual violence as well as human trafficking. Cindy Estep, Community Educator from Family Services, Inc. of Altoona, served as the presenter. She provided students with valuable information on what constitutes domestic and sexual violence.
Natalie Lombardo-Beaver, Director of Regulatory Affairs at South Hills, said, “This presentation was one of our ongoing initiatives to educate students at all three of our campus locations on the topic of sexual violence. We also provided contact information for different resources that our students they may need.”