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Know Before You Go – Parent Program
April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
About this Event
What does your child need to know before they go to college?
Yes, we should talk about decorating their dorm room, their eating/sleeping habits, and financial independence, but the most important thing they need to know is how to stay safe. They need to know the facts: 1.) women ages 18-24 are at an elevated risk of sexual violence and 2.) sexual violence is pervasive on college campuses.
Your child is old enough now to understand the realities of what happened to Sarah Everard and the disheartening news that the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the woman voluntarily got drunk beforehand and therefore wasn’t “mentally incapacitated.”
Enough! What can we do? We must equip and arm our children with knowledge before they leave for college. We have joined forces with the Rowan Center and the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (formerly CONNSACS) to host two upcoming “Know Before You Go” sessions (parents and children participate separately). We hope you will join us.