RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 17, 2010) — A website on domestic violence education created by communication seniors at Cabrini College earned national acclaim when it received a 2010 Silver Davey Award earlier this month. “The Children as Witness Project” convergence site (www.cabrini.edu/domesticviolence) won in the Interactive Multimedia: Education category.
“The Children as Witness Project” offers information for elementary school teachers about domestic violence. It features video testimonials from victims, insights from experts in the field, interactive quizzes and downloadable documents. The site supports the College’s domestic violence education initiatives, which includes the Barbara and John Jordan Domestic Violence Education Program; a partnership with Norristown’s Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency; and a domestic violence curriculum being developed by Dr. Colleen Lelli, assistant professor of education at Cabrini. The curriculum will be used as a professional development pilot project for teachers in the Norristown Area School District, and is designed to be a resource in school districts nationwide.
The website interface for “The Children as Witness Project” was designed by Stream Companies in collaboration with the Cabrini College students. Stream Companies was co-founded by David Regn, a 1997 graduate of Cabrini. Stream Companies was named one of the top 100 fastest growing companies by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The Cabrini students spent a year researching and creating multimedia to provide teachers with ways to help students living with domestic violence.
The Davey Awards recognize outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide. The 2010 Davey Awards received more than 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms. The awards are judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers its 1,415 undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.