Your patient just told you that they were raped. You suspect that your patient is in an unsafe relationship. You believe that your patient, a child, is being sexually abused. These scenarios are unimaginable, but they happen every day. And how we as healthcare providers respond can make a huge difference in a patient’s life. Students Organized Against Rape would like to provide our classmates with a safe, judgment-free space to practice communicating about these difficult topics. To RSVP and get additional information please contact JeffSOAR@jefferson.edu.
Time and location TBD
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a campaign lead by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices” builds on the idea that we are stronger together, and that new organizations and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts and help the next generation foster attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality and respect.
Thomas Jefferson University has a webpage dedicated to resources surrounding sexual misconduct: www.jefferson.edu/titleix. On this webpage you will find information on reporting, help and support, and great educational resources.