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.
Interested in becoming a student advocate with Students for Violence Prevention?
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.
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.
Domestic Violence is the pattern of abusive & coercive behaviors used to gain power & control over the victim.
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, bystander behaviors, sexual assault, and stalking.
Possible programming themes: Consent, Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships, bystander intervention, sexual violence 101
Fill out a presentation/workshop request form to request a program!Contact us:
Breana Washington, Student Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Smith, Coordinator of Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy: email@example.com
Office: Violence Prevention Office (Inside the Campus Activities Office), Overman Student Center, 620-235-4831
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October 1 - 31, 2015
Events and programming will be held to raise awareness and educate students and the community on domestic violence. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
Date: Thursday October 15th 6:00pmGorilla Village
Students for Violence Prevention in coordination with Safehouse Crisis Center is putting on a candlelight vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is the month of October. Attendees will light candles in remembrance of those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15 to 44, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Three survivors of domestic violence will tell their stories to the audience. Cookies and water will be available and attendees will have the opportunity to write a letter of encouragement to women at the Safehouse.
Date: The month of October
Students for Violence Prevention in coordination with Safehouse Crisis Center is putting on a donation drive to Clean Up D.V. Student Organizations/Campus Departments and couples/teams can be a part of the contest. Student Organizations/Campus Departments can win a pizza party for donating the most items. Register for the contest in the Campus Activities Center in the Overman Student Center main floor. Registration to enter the contest is due Friday October 2nd by 4:30pm. You can find the registration form here or pick one up in the Campus Activities Center.
Items are given a point value based on the need of Safehouse Crisis Center in Pittsburg. Organizations and teams can drop off their items throughout the month of October in drop off boxes located throughout the PSU campus.
There will be a drop off day on Thursday October 29th from 12:00pm to 3:30pm in the PSU Oval.