Love Pono

Love Pono logo--two hands forming a heart

Love Pono's mission is "to provide a safe environment to help the Leeward Community College community build and maintain healthy relationships through education, intervention, campus and community resources, and counseling."

The group's main focus building awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence. These are not women's issues, these are people issues. We all need to be agents of change.  Love Pono members are trained in providing assistance and knowledgeable of a variety of community resources.

Members also have a passion to advocate the end of violence and spread a culture of nonviolence within the Leeward Community College campus. Love Pono's focus is to provide prevention and awareness education by promoting healthy relationships to create a safe community for our faculty, staff, and students.  The awareness can be through workshops, events, flyers, and any other way it is requested.

"There is no greater tragedy than bearing an untold story" - Maya Angelou

Love Pono Contact Information:
Email: loveponoleewardcc@gmail.com
Instagram: lovepono
Facebook: love pono

Committee Members:
Please contact any member if you have questions, concerns, need support, want to talk story, or have ideas for future events.

Lexer Chou, Student Life Coordinator, achou@hawaii.edu
Amy Humphrey, Psy.D., Personal Counselor, amyh3@hawaii.edu
Corey Adler, Sociology and Women's Studies, cadler@hawaii.edu
Gwen Williams, Substance Abuse Counseling Coordinator, gwenw@hawaii.edu
Jayne Bopp, Sociology and Women's Studies, pbopp@hawaii.edu
Laurie Libarios, Counselor, lauriel@hawaii.edu
Poki Pokipala, Counselor, cp2@hawaii.edu
Leilani Aguon, DVAC Advocate, leilania@stoptheviolence.org
Raezheen Pascua, Student Representative
Tiffany Salvador, Student Representative
Kristina Nip, Student Representative- Wai‘anae

VIDEOS

Know Your Title IX:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIEeQMfdNkI&feature=youtu.be

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

On-Campus Confidential Resources
Student Health Center 455-0515
Mental Health Counseling Services 455-0516
Veterans Resource Center 455-0672

Campus Survivor Advocacy Program at Leeward Community College 

In partnership with the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC), advocates will be present on campus to serve as a confidential resource for students to discuss incidents of domestic, dating, or intimate partner violence.

DVAC advocates can support students with comprehensive services including:

  • Risk assessment 
  • Safety planning 
  • Individual advocacy 
  • System advocacy 
  • Domestic violence education 
  • Legal information 
  • Assistance with Title IX process and procedures 
  • Crisis counseling 
  • Accompaniment to relevant appointments including court and/or University hearings

As a confidential resource, DVAC does not release information to the University or any member of the public about individual students they serve without the student’s informed consent (except as mandated by law). On occasion, some services may require a formal reporting process. On these occasions, DVAC will work with the student to either navigate that system safely or attempt to find alternative means to meet the student’s needs.

Leeward Community College’s DVAC Advocate:
Leilani Aguon
Number: 808-260-7839.
E-mail: leilania@stoptheviolence.org
Office: AD-221-F (Counseling Office)
Office Hours in Pearl City: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Office Hours at Wai‘anae Moku: Wednesdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm

EVENTS


Collecting Information:

Campus Climate Survey: Helps us gauge what type of workshops or information you would like to know regarding healthy relationships, setting boundaries, and intimate partner violence and sex assault.  Click here to take the quick survey:  http://tinyurl.com/loveponostudent

Bystander Intervention:
The culture will continue if we do not say anything.  See. Think. Act. Comments and situations such as the examples below can make a difference:

"I don't appreciate those comments"

"______ won't appreciate that comment"

A friend tells you that they have been sexually assaulted and need help connecting with services and finding support."

A friend has a bruise on her wrist and is always telling her partner where she is and who she is with and it feels funny to you. Ask the friend if she needs to talk about anything.

 

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Sex Assault Statistics

ORANGE = MEN

YELLOW = WOMEN

PURPLE = BOTH

Hawai'i Statistics

National Statistics

1 in 7 women (14.2%) in Hawai'i has experienced a completed forcible rape during their lives. (Ruggiero, Kilpatrick 2003)

 

http://satchawaii.com/get-info-about-statistics.aspx

Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) in the United States has been raped in her lifetime. This includes forced penetration (completed or attempted) or alcohol/drug facilitated competed penetration. (Black, et al. 2011)

http://satchawaii.com/get-info-about-statistics.aspx

575 domestic violence survivors in Hawaiʻi seek support from local programs every day in Hawai'i.

https://hawaiisaysnomore.org/definitions-and-statistics/

About 1 in 71 men (1.4%) in the United States have been raped and 1 in 21 (4.8%) men have been made to penetrate someone else in their lifetime. (Black et al., 2011

http://satchawaii.com/get-info-about-statistics.aspx

50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence each year in Hawaiʻi.

https://hawaiisaysnomore.org/definitions-and-statistics/

Nearly 1 in 8 women (12.5%) report experiencing sexual coercion in their lifetime. This is defined as unwanted sexual penetration that occurs after a person is pressured in a nonphysical way. (Black et al., 2011)

http://satchawaii.com/get-info-about-statistics.aspx

14.5% of women in Hawaiʻi raped in their lifetime
Statistics from Sex Abuse Treatment Center as of July 2015

Nearly 1 in 16 men (6%) report experiencing sexual coercion in the lifetime. This is defined as unwanted sexual penetration that occurs after a person is pressured in a nonphysical way. (Black et al., 2011)

http://satchawaii.com/get-info-about-statistics.aspx

 

1 in 3 teens in the United States experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend each year

https://hawaiisaysnomore.org/definitions-and-statistics/

 

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in America experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.1

 

https://hawaiisaysnomore.org/definitions-and-statistics/

 

96% of women were wearing ordinary, everyday clothing (researched by SATC for 10 years)
Statistics from Sex Abuse Treatment Center as of July 2015

 

80-90% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows
Statistics from Sex Abuse Treatment Center as of July 2015

 

 

About Love Pono:
We are a sub-committee within the Team C.A.R.E.(Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation) campus committee.  Our focus is to provide prevention and awareness education by promoting healthy relationships to create a safe community for our faculty, staff, and students.  The awareness can be through workshops, events, flyers, and any other way it is requested.