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PSU VICTIM ADVOCATE

Advocates are available to assist victims in making informed decisions about medical, law enforcement, and court processes and will act as a liaison between the victim and other social service agencies.  Advocates provide supportive counseling that includes safety planning, education on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, assistance in establishing an Action Plan and setting personal goals, and providing information and referrals.

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Interested in becoming a peer educator with Students for Violence Prevention?

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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Awareness, Education, & Resources

Sexual violence can include sexual actions and words that coerce, manipulate, or are forced upon someone with the intent to intimidate, humiliate, dominate, subjugate, or control.

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Stalking

What is stalking?

The legal definitions of stalking in Kansas is intentional, malicious, and repeated following or harassment of another person and making a credible threat with the intent to place such person in reasonable fear for such person's safety. 

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Domestic/Dating Violence

Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness, Education, & Resources

Domestic Violence is the pattern of abusive & coercive behaviors used to gain power & control over the victim.

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About Us:

A group of peer educators working to raise awareness and educate students on campus about issues such as: dating violence, domestic violence, healthy and unhealthy relationships, bystander behaviors, sexual assault, sexual consent, stalking, and bystander intervention. We provide interactive presentations and programming to students to further educate them in these issues and hold awareness events on campus and in the community. We present to freshmen experience classes, residence halls, ROTC, Greek Life, Athletics, student organizations, as well as middle schools and high schools in the area.

Past Events & Programming: 

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil 
  • Clean Up Domestic Violence Donation Drive 
    (Collaboration with Safehouse Crisis Center Inc.) 
  • Team Up Against Domestic Violence
    (Collaboration with Student Athletic Advisory Council, Resident Hall Assembly, & Gorillas In Your Midst) 
  • It's On Us Week of Action 
  • BACCHUS General Assembly 
  • P.S. I Love You: Stalking Awareness Evening & Panel 
  • Cinematic & Lyrical Stalker Trivia 
  • Vagina Monologues
    (Collaboration with SEK Now & Women's Studies Club to benefit Safehouse Crisis Center) 
  • Healthy Relationship Week 
  • Healthy Relationship Contest 
  • Safe Spring Break Week 
  • Meeting of the Minds
  • Pledge Away Sexual Assault 
  • Poetry Slam Against Violence 
  • Lucky Lift



Schedule A Presentation With Us!

We would love to come to your class, meeting, or dorm floor to educate on the following topics: dating violence, domestic violence, healthy & unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, sexual consent/communication, bystander behaviors, stalking, and bystander intervention. 

Possible programming themes: Sexual Communication/Consent, Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships, bystander intervention in the areas of dating violence & sexual assault, sexual violence 101, stalking 101, etc. 

Fill out a presentation/workshop request form to request a program!

50 Minute Programs

  • Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, & Bystander Intervention 101
    (Beginner to Intermediate Level: Covers dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual consent, and bystander intervention.
    This program is primarily done for Freshman Experience classes and Transition Classes but can be tweaked for any audience)
  • Sexual Violence 101
    (Beginner to Intermediate Level: Covers sexual violence, sexual assault, reporting, resources, supporting survivors, consent, & bystander intervention. Previously presented to ROTC)
  • Victim is Not A Dirty Word
    (Intermediate to Advanced Level: Covers language and how we use it, how a victim responds to trauma, meeting victims where they are, and how to respond to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Previously presented at BACCHUS Area 5 Meeting of the Minds in KC, Missouri and BACCHUS General Assembly in Reston, VA. Perfect for those who work directly with victims). 

20 Minute Programs

  • Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships: Dating Violence 101

Other 20 minute programs could focus on one small area of violence prevention, such as sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. 

90 Minute Programs 

Coming Soon: Escalation Workshop 

This research-based workshop is 90 minutes long and consists of an award winning film followed by a guided discussion. The film follows a college relationship from its relatable beginning to its tragic ending. 
 
Below is a breakdown of the workshop:
- Escalation film screening (40 minutes)
- Small group (approximately 25 people or less) guided discussion (40 minutes)
- Activating students to join the One Love Movement (10 minutes)
 
The goals of the Escalation Workshop:
- To raise awareness about relationship violence
- To educate students on the warning signs of an abusive relationship
- To educate students on how to intervene in their own relationship or in a friend’s
- To create a safe space for students to discuss the issue of unhealthy relationships, their campus culture, and beliefs about healthy relationships, while inspiring them to continue the conversation afterwards
 
Watch the Escalation film trailerhttps://vimeo.com/138235461 


Contact us:

Caitlin Martin, Student Coordinator: pittstatesvp@gmail.com

Ali Smith, SVP Advisor/Campus Victim Advocate: alison.smith@pittstate.edu  

Office: Violence Prevention Office (Inside the Campus Activities Center), Overman Student Center, 620-235-4831

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More specific information about Stalking, Sexual Assault, and Domestic/Dating Violence, and joining SVP can be found on the left side of this page

UPCOMING EVENTS:


September 2016

Audrie & Daisy Film Screening - Monday September 26th - 6pm - 8pm - OSC Governor's Room

DIY Self-Care & Stress Management Boxes - Thursday September 29th 10am - 2pm Overman Student Center Crossroads

Clean Up Domestic Violence Donation Drive Registration Deadline - Friday September 30th at 4:30pm 


October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Clean Up Domestic Violence Donation Drive Registration Deadline - Friday September 30th at 4:30pm 

GAB - Kyla Lacey, Slam Poet & Domestic Violence Survivor - Tuesday October 11th at 8:30pm in the OSC University Club 

Team Up Against Domestic Violence - TBA 

Shatter the Silence - Thursday October 20th - 6:00pm - Location TBA

Escalation Workshop - Monday October 24 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm - OSC Governor's Room

Clean Up Domestic Violence Drop off Day - Monday October 31st - 12:00pm - 3:00pm - The Oval 


November 2016

GAB - Unslut Film Showing - Thursday November 3rd - 7:00pm - Grubbs 109


December 2016

SVP application deadline for Spring 2017 training - Friday December 2nd