Do you have a son or daughter attending college? Do you have a friend or relative with a child in college? Are you visiting colleges and trying to figure out which college is the best and safest fit for your child? Unfortunately, staying safe is an ongoing discussion that parents and students should be engaging in, all throughout the college experience.
On May 1st at 7 PM at the Katz JCC social hall, the JFCS Project SARAH Program encourages you to attend the free presentation of Protect U and Yours: Keeping Your Children Safe from College Campus Assault.
As of this year, the JFCS Project SARAH Program has presented to almost 1000 students in area high schools about sexual assault on college campus and how to protect them. According to surveys given out at those presentations, less than one percent inquired about – or knew – the sexual assault policy of the college they were thinking of attending. Additionally, only one percent of students said they had discussed consent in their households. Protect U and Yours will help parents and guardians answer the following, and help them to have conversations with their college-age children:
Are you familiar with the ‘Yes means Yes’ affirmative consent law?
What does a college campus do to keep your children safe?
What are the students’ rights if they get assaulted at college?
How can safety planning, phone apps, and technology help keep students safe?
These questions and many more will be addressed at our Protect U and Yours program. Join us on May 1st, 7-9pm at the Katz JCC main social hall.
Attendance is free, but registration is required online at: JFCSSNJ.org/protectu.
The evening will include an engaging panel of experts, including a Title IX specialist and college detective. Be sure to stay for the cupcake bar, provided by JFCS’ very own Soups and Sweets Special Needs Culinary Training Program.