REACH and Babson College Work to Prevent Dating Violence

On November 8th, 2016, an interdisciplinary team comprised of Babson College staff held a screening of Escalation, a film created by the One Love Foundation. Together, members of Health & Wellness, Public Safety, Community Standards, and the Title IX office watched the film as it followed a college dating relationship that becomes abusive and ends tragically in a homicide. REACH Director of Prevention Programs, Jessica Teperow, then led the group through a discussion to process the film and discuss how this workshop could be used with Babson’s community.

Ashleigh Hala, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services at Babson College, commented, “Escalation has a lot of versatility and is relatable to the college student experience. We look forward to further exploring a partnership with the One Love Foundation.”

As Babson College’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPRS) continues to build the college’s prevention, education, and training portfolio, it is integral to diversify learning opportunities for Babson’s undergraduate and graduate student populations. Hala believes that leveraging community partners – including REACH – is one way to constantly saturate Babson’s prevention efforts with innovation and best practices.

We have been excited about the work happening at Babson and look forward to continuing to partner on this effort and others in the coming months.