Sexual Assault Prevention workshops to tackle advocacy and intervention

Melissa Whitley, the executive director of Hope Harbor and Dr. Peggy Crowe, the director of counseling and testing center at WKU sign proclamation to kick off the honorary sexual assault prevention month of April on the first floor of DSU on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

WKU’s Sexual Assault Prevention Month planning committee will be hosting online sessions on April 6 and April 8 on sexual violence, how to prevent it, and resources for victims. 

The session on April 6, called “Advocacy is for All of Us”, will cover being an advocate for sexual assault survivors and how to help prevent a sexual assault. Participants will hear from Hope Harbor, the WKU Counseling Center, and WKU Student Conduct. 

The session on April 8, called “Respect is for All of Us”, is geared towards college men and how to intervene in situations of sexual assault as a bystander and how to support someone who has experienced sexual assault. There will be a group discussion and a Q&A session with campus officials. 

Other than these, more sessions on similar topics will be held throughout the month of April. To register and find more details on these sessions, visit WKU’s Sexual Assault Prevention Month website. 

Jacob Latimer can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @jacoblatimer_.