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Sexual Assault Awareness Month banner for April 2021 events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is recognized every April to support the survivors of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. This is a time to come together and show support and solidarity with survivors, educate ourselves on the issues, and take action to help end sexual violence.

Help Cougar Health Services and the Women*s Center raise awareness and show your support this April by participating in our upcoming events and sharing the resources available through the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

  • S.L.U.T. S.T.R.U.T.

    Graphic of animated folks walking and strolling followed by text reading, "SLUT STRUT: Inclusive sex ed workshops covering topics such as consent, boundaries, and methods of protection. This event includes sexually suggestive content. Participants must be 18 years of age or older." The Women's Center and Cougar Health Services logos are placed at the bottom of graphic.

    Sexual Learning Ultimately Tailored for Students, Teachers, Residents, Uniting Today

    (S.L.U.T. S.T.R.U.T.)

    Join Cougar Health Services and the Women*s Center for SLUT STRUT, a peer-led weeklong series of inclusive sex ed workshops covering a variety of topics!

    **Topics include
    • Consent
    • Boundaries
    • Methods of Protection
    • Online Dating
    • Anatomy & Pleasure
    • Body Modifications
    • Self Love Yoga
    *If you need accommodations to attend please contact Cheyenne Bell at cheyenne.n.bell@wsu.edu
    **This event has sexually suggestive content.  You must be 18 years of age or older.

     

  • Count on Cougs

    Count on Cougs

     

    Count on Cougs is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault).Count on Cougs will teach you to recognize warning signs and acts of gender-based violence, so you can take action to help someone at risk of experiencing harm. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about the resources WSU has to support you and the wellbeing of all Cougs. After training, you’ll feel confident in your ability to recognize violence and be motivated to prevent it from happening. 

    Watch this video to get an introduction to bystander intervention at WSU and sign up for our upcoming workshops below!

  • Confidential Resources

    Confidential Resources

    In most instances, service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:

    WSU COUGAR HEALTH SERVICES (FOR STUDENTS)

    WSU Cougar Health Services offers a range of health services for students on campus, including confidential and private Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and Vision Clinic. The Medical Clinic provides confidential, patient-centered care to victims of sexual assault. We offer evidence collection through Sexual Assault Nursing Exams for students who choose it. Advocacy and support are available on site through a partnership with ATVP. Washington Building, 509-335-3575 

    WHITMAN COUNTY – GREATER COLUMBIA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE

    Mental health crisis line 1-866-871-6385

    To learn more about the mental health crisis line visit Washington Healthcare Authority.

    EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems.  Using your EAP does not cost you anything.  1-877-313-4455

    ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE OF THE PALOUSE

    ATVP provides supportive services to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and stalking.  Among the many supportive services offered (shelter, crisis intervention, support group, etc…), ATVP’s legal advocates can help you assess safety needs and help you obtain protective orders.  Services are confidential, free of charge and offered without discrimination. The hotline is available 24 hours a day.  ATVP also houses the Whitman County Crime Victim Service Center, which offers many of these services to all victims of crime. 509-332-4357 or 1-877-334-2887.

    PULLMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL

    Pullman Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours, providing confidential care. Pullman Regional Hospital can offer care for victims of sexual assault, and can offer prophylaxis treatment and education. The Social Services department can provide emotional support and counseling and help people learn about their options and additional community resources. 509-332-2541

    COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

    Information about free and low-cost health care options in the state of Washington.

    BETTERHELP

    BetterHelp is a counseling service available to students who have WSU’s graduate or international student health insurance. Professionally licensed counselors are available via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video, or groupinars.