Education / Safety / SSAIS

Hidden Horror of K-12 School Sex Assaults Revealed by AP

Relying on state education records, supplemented by federal crime data, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press uncovered roughly 17,000 official reports of sex assaults by students over a four-year period, from fall 2011 to spring 2015. Though that figure represents the most complete tally yet of sexual assaults among the nation’s 50 million K-12 … Continue reading

Education / SSAIS

Powerful Video Series Starts a New Kind of Conversation About Sexual Assault

I love Teen Vogue! If you think it’s only about celebrities and fashion, you are wrong. Teen Vogue reports on a variety of issues that are important to teens. Like this piece I’m sharing with you today. It’s part of Not Your Fault, a Teen Vogue campaign created to educate readers about the epidemic of sexual assault. What they … Continue reading

In The News / SSAIS

Sexual Assault: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

The following is an article I wrote for Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS). OBOS is a nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Mass., that develops and promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality. I am honored to be a guest contributor. For generations, Our Bodies Ourselves has empowered women to understand … Continue reading

Education / In The News / Safety / SSAIS

Free Video “Sexual Harassment: Not In Our School!” is Now Available

I am so happy to announce that Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! is now available. I invite you to preview the free video and related materials at ssais.org/video and to share this game-changing resource with everyone you know. You can locate specific content using the Video Contents link at ssais.org/video. You may also click on the image below to go directly to the … Continue reading

Events / Girl Power / SSAIS

What You Missed at the It Happened Here Screening on USF Campus

Last night I attended the screening of It Happened Here on the University of South Florida (USF) campus in Tampa, Florida. I was so excited to meet Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen (the documentary’s producer) and Kylie Angell (one of the film’s featured activists) so I could thank them in person for their amazing work. I did, and … Continue reading