Georgian Court University took part in domestic violence awareness month by partnering with the local Lakewood Police Department. They came together to stuff 190 toy animals for Teddy Bears for Tykes, “a service project to help reduce trauma suffered by children exposed to violence abuse and other traumatic incidents.” The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association in order to “address early trauma, both physical and mental, especially for young people. A stuffed animal can really help with emotional trauma. If children are panicking or upset, giving them a small stuffed animal to hug is something to comfort them.”
Lakewood Police Officers are thankful for this initiative by Georgian as it will help them when they deal with traumatic situations that involve children. The stuffed toys “give them something that they can give to the kids to comfort them and lift them up a little. Maybe they just witnessed something no child should see, and this will help make their situation a little easier.”
To read more about this initiative by Georgian University, click here.