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November 21, 2013

MISSOULA – Students at the University of Montana have worked to build awareness about intimate partner violence issues and put an end to family violence. They will showcase their work through poster presentations and other visual displays from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Skaggs Building Room 246 and in the second floor common area. The event is free and open to the public.

Through an innovative service-learning project piloted by UM Psychology Assistant Professor Cameo Borntrager, 73 juniors and seniors taking her Psychology of Family Violence class have engaged with community agencies, University partners and Missoula residents to host a range of awareness-building and prevention campaigns.

Students will be available to answer questions about their projects, which ranged from hosting a “Film Night” on the UM campus to bring awareness to the problem of elder abuse, to a “Cut-Out Family Violence” visual campaign that was shown on the Oval. Other projects included ongoing donation drives and volunteer efforts to bring money and resources to local nonprofits, including the YWCA, Watson’s Children’s Shelter and Safe, Inc., among others.  

For more information about the service-learning projects, call Borntrager at 406-243-5191 or email


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Contact: Cameo Borntrager, UM assistant professor of psychology, 406-243-5191,