Service learning: Domestic Violence Intervention Program


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I was apart of a team that organized a donation drive for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program as a service learning project for my Organizational Communication course. We gave a presentation to our classmates and instructor to reflect on our experience.

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  • Physio- food, clothing. Safety- shelter, security. Love- belonging, affection. Self-esteem- responsibility.
  • Shy with her child
  • First meeting with shy- how the org functions (ex- like a home)
  • There are unpredictable situations within any organization- but within DVIP you’re dealing with children, and people’s privacy and security
  • Service learning: Domestic Violence Intervention Program

    1. 1. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)<br />Jackie Brockway<br />Danielle Carty<br />Darin Evangelista<br />Claudia Taylor<br />
    2. 2. What is DVIP?<br />The Mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victim/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope. In collaboration with the community, we strive to end domestic abuse through education, accountability, and social justice.<br />Out-reach program for both men & women<br />24-hour hotline<br />Other resources (such as counselling)<br />
    3. 3. How Did We Fulfill Their Need?<br />we first met with Shy<br />she allowed us to brainstorm our own ideas<br />Group decision making <br />And we decided to...<br />
    4. 4. 1. Throw a pizza party<br />2. Host a pamper party<br />3. Put on a fundraiser at Walmart<br />4. Dorm donation dropbox (DDD)<br />
    5. 5. Pizza Party<br /><ul><li>For the children
    6. 6. Our Experience= FUN!!!</li></li></ul><li>Pamper Party<br /> Marketing/donation solicitation <br />Finding additional volunteers<br />
    7. 7. Marketing/Donations<br /><ul><li>Organization being served
    8. 8. Provided information about the event
    9. 9. Who, what, when, and where
    10. 10. Help need
    11. 11. Raise $300 in-kind donations </li></li></ul><li>Finding additional volunteers<br />
    12. 12. Fundraiser at Walmart<br />Finding a venue<br />Marketing/donation solicitation<br />
    13. 13. Marketing/Donations<br />
    14. 14.
    15. 15. Dorm Donation Dropbox (DDD)<br />Students to donate used or unwanted items to their designated R.A. rooms<br />R.A.’s have volunteered their time and rooms for drop-off location<br />
    16. 16. What Claudia Learned..<br />Strengths at work <br />Darin - adaptability, maximizer, strategic ideation and Self-Assurance<br />Jacqueline - Positivity, Communication, Includer, Empathy, and Woo<br />Danielle - Competition, empathy, consistency, discipline, and achiever<br />Claudia - Strategic, individualization, deliberative, context, and belief <br />Significance of marketing<br />Familiarity <br />Presentation <br />Message <br />
    17. 17. What Danielle Learned..<br /> Privacy regulations that exist in the workplace and within families contradict privacy policies within DVIP<br /><ul><li>In organizations (video surveillance, phone tapping, data mining are viewed unacceptable by employers; employers argue to improve working conditions)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>In families</li></ul>-“what happens behind closed doors”<br />-“there’s no place like home”<br />-sharing a room? <br /><ul><li>DVIP</li></ul>-limited ‘sphere’ of privacy<br />-main objective is keeping clients safe <br />-disclosing shelter address<br />
    18. 18. What Darin Learned..<br />Communicating multiple identities<br />Importance of good humor in an organization<br />Report vs. rapport talk<br />
    19. 19. What Jackie Learned..<br />Domestic violence <br />Importance of Social Support on victims<br />How DVIP is a good example for other domestic violence organizations<br />
    20. 20. Concepts We Learned Applicable to the Course<br />Hierarchy of needs<br />Learning organizations<br />Teams<br />Work-life conflict<br />Mindful communication<br />Critical modes of being<br />Creativity & constraint<br />Systems theory<br />
    21. 21. Hierarchy of Needs (p.76)<br />Self-Actualization<br />Self-Esteem<br />Love<br />Safety<br />Physiological <br />
    22. 22. Learning Organizations (p.88)<br /><ul><li>Peter Senge’s:</li></ul>Systems thinking<br />Personal mastery<br />Flexible mental models<br />A shared vision<br />Team learning<br />
    23. 23. Teams<br />Goals<br />Sponsorship<br />Facilitators<br />
    24. 24. Work-life Conflict (p. 177)<br /><ul><li>What is this?
    25. 25. The simultaneous influence of work on members’ lives away from work
    26. 26. At home, at leisure, and in families and communities</li></ul>-the influence of personal life responsibilities and aspirations on members’ experiences at work<br />
    27. 27. Mindful Communication (p.40)<br />What is this? <br /><ul><li>Enables us to understand talk as “as a mental and relational activity that is both purposeful and strategic”
    28. 28. Everyday occurrence at DVIP 
    29. 29. How does mindful communication differ from mindless/phatic communication?</li></li></ul><li>Critical Modes of Being (p.164)<br />1. Being filled with care<br /> -attention directed to others<br />2. Being filled with thought<br /> -taking action<br />3. Being filled with good humor<br /> -willingness to ‘go with the flow’<br />
    30. 30. Creativity and Constraint (p.32)<br />Creativity of individuals vs. the constraint of the organization<br />How this applies to DVIP:<br />-listening vs. advising<br />
    31. 31. Systems Theory (p.86)<br />What is this?<br />- It evokes the image of a complex, interdependent organization that operates within a dynamic environment and is engaged in an ongoing struggle to create order in the face of unpredictability<br />
    32. 32. How we think differently of DVIP<br />Respect<br />Understanding<br />Hard work<br />Good example<br />
    33. 33. How Our Role Affected the Community<br />We brought awareness to a great organization<br />Gathered multiple donation items for DVIP<br />AND....<br />
    34. 34. THE END!  <br />Questions/Comments?<br />