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U-M Experts Discuss Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month was established to highlight sexual violence as a public health issue and educate communities on how to prevent it. Across the University of Michigan, there are numerous units dedicated to supporting individuals who have experieced sexual assault and educating the community on prevention strategies.

Through education, empowerment, and support, the U-M community is committed to creating a protective environment for survivors of sexual assault and providing essential resources to everyone who needs them. Hear how you can help reduce stigma and prevent violence, and learn about the resources available to help survivors heal in this series of Michigan Minds.

EDUCATING AND SUPPORTING 

Three U-M health care experts joined Michigan Minds recently for a conversation about the support and resources available to students. 

  • Susan Ernst, MD, Chief of Gynecology Services at University Health Service (UHS), the lead of the Campus Sexual Assault Response Team, clinical assistant professor and director of a reproductive health clinic for adolescents and women with disabilities at Michigan Medicine
  • Rachelle Wilcox, MD, MPH, primary care provider at UHS and lead for the Transgender Care Team
  • Monique Steel, MSN, RN, women’s health nurse practitioner, member of the Transgender Care Team at UHS, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at Michigan Medicine

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INFORMING AND EMPOWERING

In this episode of Michigan Minds, two members of the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security Special Victims Unit discuss reducing the stigma around reporting sexual assault, the resources that are available to University of Michigan students, and how to support survivors.

  • Margie Pillsbury, Division of Public Safety and Security Special Victims Unit investigations coordinator
  • Maureen Burke, Division of Public Safety and Security Special Victims Unit outreach and engagement coordinator

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LISTENING AND BELIEVING 

Danielle Zohrob, Psy.D., Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff psychologist and coordinator of sexualized violence services, discusses trauma-informed care and the services that are available to University of Michigan students in this episode of Michigan Minds.

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