As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are talking with anti-sexual violence advocate and higher education professional Laura Luciano, Maryland, on supporting survivors and providing year-round education on prevention.
Content Warning: This episode discusses topics on sexual assault and sexual violence.
Following our April LEADDD Keynote with author and artist Chanel Miller, we are having a conversation on sexual violence and assault prevention with Laura Luciano, Maryland. Laura serves as Associate Director of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at the Rutgers-Camden campus, where she provides counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention to crime victims—primarily victims of stalking and survivors of sexual and dating violence. She talks about making awareness a year-long cause and how to best support and believe survivors of assault through education and bystander interventions. Part of her work with Tri Delta has been to provide education and resources for sisters supporting each other through brave, bold and kind actions and interventions. Laura also focuses on prevention priorities, consent education and healthy relationships. Through her 20 years of advocacy work, she aims for a world without violence.
To view the LEADDD Keynote with Chanel Miller, click here.
Here are some highlights:
2:14 Sexual Assault Awareness not just a month
3:55 Helping survivors find their voice
8:40 Bystander intervention is brave, bold and kind
11:10 Introducing intervention techniques
14:55 Three ways to promote education and prevention
18:00 Creating a world without violence