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Sexual Assault Awareness

KU Medical Center is offering in-person and virtual programming to provide education about prevention for students, faculty, staff, survivors, and providers.

Sexual Assault Resources and Educational Events

Please note the content of these events touches on sexual assault or violence which may be traumatizing or triggering for some individuals. We encourage all attendees to practice self-care and step out or walk away from the programming whenever necessary

Workplace Violence Reporting & Bystander Intervention

Monday, April 11 @ 12:00pm | SON G013 or Zoom | Register
Panel Discussion: Presented by Heidi Boehm, Program Manager Enterprise Initiatives, Jill Valesquez, Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Natalie Holick, Associate Vice Chancellor of Integrity and Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator, and Tanner Funk DNP, RN, Education Specialist, Nursing Practice, Research, & Professional Development, and Adjunct Assistant Professor. Lunch provided for the first 20 in attendance.
 

Trauma Informed Response

Friday, April 15 @ 12:00pm | HEB 2112 or Zoom | Register
Presented by Tyler Lumpkin, Coordinator of Education and Outreach, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). Lunch provided for the first 20 in attendance.
 

Situational Awareness

Monday, April 18 @ 12:00pm | HEB 2112 or Zoom | Register
Presented by Captain Don Holland, KU Medical Center Police Department. Lunch provided for the first 20 in attendance.
 

Sexual Assault from a Provider Standpoint

Thursday, April 21 @ 12:00pm | HEB 2112 or Zoom | Register
Presented by Morgan Stebens, Forensics Program Coordinator, The University of Kansas Health System. Lunch provided for the first 20 in attendance.
 

Art Therapy Session

Friday, April 22 @ 2:45pm | Delp 1101 | Register
Art therapy combines creative tools and processes with knowledge of psychology, human development, and therapeutic approaches. Join interns from Emporia State University for a group session to experience art therapy and how it can support emotional expression, self-awareness, and resilience. The sessions will focus on methods of integrating and processing experiences, thoughts, and emotions through visual imagery and engagement with art materials. (12 spots available)
 

Screening of "Unbelievable": Episode 1

Monday, April 25 @ 12:00pm | HEB G205 or Zoom | Register
Screening and discussion of the Netflix series "Unbelievable" Episode 1. Inspired by true events, "Unbelievable" details the lived experience of a woman who is accused of lying about rape and the investigation that follows.

*Please note that if you plan to attend virtually, you will need to watch the episode on Netflix on your own and join the Zoom at 12:50pm for the discussion. Lunch provided for the first 20 in attendance.


Throughout the Month

"What Were You Wearing" Student-Survivor Art Installation

Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 22 | Murphy Lobby
The “What Were You Wearing?” Student-Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem, What I Was Wearing.
 

Red Flag Campaign Monday

April 11 through Friday, April 22 | HEB Courtyard
The University of Kansas Medical Center is planting red flags in the HEB Courtyard as part of the Red Flag Campaign. The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. When you see a red flag, say something. MOCSA Donation Drive Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 22 Items will be donated to Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). Donate at collection bins located at: HEB first level, HEB ground level, Murphy Lobby, Support Services, and CRC.
Needed Items: hotel size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion (unopened), individually wrapped sanitary pads (not liners), and multipacks of panties (not briefs).

Resources

  • KU Medical Center Police Department: 913-588-5030
  • Kansas City, KS Police Department: 913-596-3000
  • KU Medical Center Title IX Coordinator: 913-588-8011
  • Counseling and Educational Support (for students): 913-588-6580
  • Employee Assistance Program: 888-275-1205
  • MOCSA: 913-642-0233
  • Rose Brooks: 816-861-6100
  • Kansas City Anti-Violence Project: 816-388-0484
Past Event Information

"Go Bag" Donation Drive

"Go bags" will be donated to JayDoc, the student-run free clinic, and will be available for individuals escaping situations of domestic abuse and sexual assault. You may still donate via the Amazon Wish List. Needed items include travel sizes for flashlights, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant, tissues, washcloth, body wash/soap, shampoo and conditioner, comb and/or brush, feminine hygiene products and hand sanitizer.

Sexual Assault from a Provider Standpoint

Presented April 12, noon-1 p.m., by Morgan Stebens, Forensics Program Coordinator, The University of Kansas Health System

Responding to Harassment by a Patient

Presented April 13, noon-1 p.m., by Kimberly Templeton, M.D., Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, KU School of Medicine

Trauma Informed Response

Presented April 15, noon-1 p.m., by Tyler Lumpkin, Coordinator of Education and Outreach, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)



Through the Lens: Addressing Sexual Assault through the LGBTQIA+ Perspective

Presented April 19, noon-1 p.m., by James Moran, Education Coordinator, Kansas City Anti-Violence Project



Situational Awareness

Presented April 21, noon-1 p.m., by Sgt. Kristi Sisk, Crime Prevention, KU Medical Center Police Department




Through the Reporting and Advocacy Process: A Case Study Panel

Presented April 22, noon-1 p.m., this panel included an introduction from panelists, a scenario walk-through and Q&A.
Panel moderated by Natalie Holick, Chief Compliance Officer, Institution Title IX Coordinator, KU Medical Center
Panelists: Tyler Lumpkins (Coordinator of Education and Outreach, MOCSA), Anna Smith (Rose Brooks), Dorris Wangombe (Program Director, Office of Compliance, KU Medical Center), Morgan Stebens (Forensics Program Coordinator, The University of Kansas Health System), Dr. Sherri Theoharidis (Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Educational Support Services, KU Medical Center), Jeff Jacobs (Detective, Kansas City, Kansas Police Department)


Red Flag Campaign

During April, we planted red flags in the HEB Courtyard as part of the Red Flag Campaign. The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. When you see a red flag, say something. Learn more data and statistics from RAINN.

"What Were You Wearing" Student-Survivor Illustrated Gallery

The "What Were You Wearing?" Student-Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling's poem, What I Was Wearing. Explore the Virtual Illustrated Exhibit.

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Event

Hosted by KU's American Medical Women's Association and the Office of Student Life, this annual event gives an opportunity for men and people who identify as male to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation's to men's sexualized violence against women. During the event, men walk a mile in women's shoes to raise awareness for domestic violence. We understand that men, too, are victims of sexual violence. This event welcomes and encourages participation from everyone who cares about this issue - regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

Office of Student Life
1006 Orr Major
Mail Stop 4018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6681