"Abuse Hurts" Campaign Wins Award

“Abuse Hurts,” the groundbreaking, collaborative University of Michigan campaign to prevent and address domestic and sexual violence within the University community, continues to garner recognition. The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety gave Abuse Hurts its 2011 Director’s Award, citing its effectiveness in encouraging survivors and those who are concerned about them to seek help. In addition, the College and University Personnel Association-Human Resources Midwest Region presented Abuse Hurts with its 2011 Excellence in Human Resources Management Practices Award. The Abuse Hurts campaign includes cross-campus coordination of policies, practices and programs, training for managers and supervisors, safety cards placed in restroom stalls across the campus by Building Services staff, a comprehensive website (http://www.stopabuse.umich.edu) and public media.

Susan Kaufmann, CEW Associate Director for Advocacy, and Kathleen Donohoe, Associate Director of Human Resources Strategy, Planning and Policy, head the Abuse Hurts campaign under the leadership of Laurita Thomas, Associate Vice President for Human Resources. The Provost, the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, Human Resources and CEW support Abuse Hurts.