UW News

October 28, 2010

SafeCampus now offers violence prevention videos

This fall, UW community members can easily access three educational videos produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety: Shots Fired, Flashpoint, and Silent Storm on the UW SafeCampus website.

The videos supplement the in-person Campus Violence Prevention Training by more thoroughly covering warning signs and how to respond safely to three specific types of violence that can be encountered no matter where you work — workplace violence, relationship violence, and an active shooter situation.

These videos do not take the place of the in-person Campus Violence Prevention Training sessions that are open to faculty, staff, and students free of charge. Space is still available for the last session of the calendar year, being held on Tuesday, November 16, Noon-1p.m., at Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 220.

Training registration and educational videos can be found online here.

The Violence Prevention and Response Program is the central point of communication and the coordinating unit for violence mitigation activities across the UW. The program partners with key players in campus safety and violence prevention, including Student Life, Human Resources, the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, UW and Harborview Medical Centers, the UW Police Department, Academic Human Resources, and the Graduate School.

SafeCampus telephone numbers are answered by staff specially trained to receive reports of potentially violent situations and provide resources and referrals to UW services. Here are the SafeCampus numbers, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Seattle: 206-685-SAFE (7233);
  • Bothell: 425-352-SAFE (7233);
  • Tacoma: 253-692-SAFE (7233)

To learn more about the SafeCampus and the UW Violence Prevention & Response Program, contact Dave Girts, manager, at 206-685-4626 or e-mail dgirts@uw.edu.