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UM Psych. Students Present Work on Family Violence

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Seventy-three University of Montana psychology students presented posters of their semester's worth of work on family violence issues.

The students spent the semester working with local organizations to raise awareness on sexual abuse, elder abuse and other intimate family violence issues.

Their professors said they focused on family violence because it affects people in their own community and across the country.

They said Native American women are particularly at risk for sexual assault and domestic violence in Montana.

Cameo Borntrager, a UM psychology professor, said, "Approximately one in four women and girls will be exposed to sexual assault or sexual abuse  at some point in her life, typically by someone in her life, typically by someone that she knows, such as a family member."

Projects included a "Film Night," donation drives, and a multiple volunteer efforts at the YWCA, Watson's Children's Shelter and other agencies.

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