Join our Women's Leadership Council on April 6, 2017 for our Breakfast Speaker Series Featuring Teresa Stafford of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council's Speaker Series are fabulous affairs with speakers to match. Join us Thursday, April 6, 2017, as we welcome Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victim Services & Outreach of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.
President Obama's 2009 declaration of April as "Sexual Assault Awareneess Month" is a declaration that's a victory for every American interested in a world free from sexual violence.
Don't miss this fascinating "Evolution of the Rape Crisis Movement." Teresa will share the ever-evolving collaboration that strives to break the silence on sexual assault while securing reliable and respectful access to justice. Learn about the highlights and diverse history of success often unknown to the public. Don't miss this engaging overview. Register now and you'll walkaway from the breakfast both surprised and savvy!
Breaking the Silence
What the Perceived "Quality" of a Survivor Means for their Justice
Our Women's Leadership Council adopts a new Lake County cause for every speaker series, and for this one we have selected Lake Health's SANE program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). The program assures that sexual assault victims get the care needed to minimize their trauma while maximizing the probability of collecting the DNA evidence needed by law enforcement officials. The program addresses the psychological and physical trauma associated with sexual assault and strongly focuses on preserving a victim’s dignity and providing emotional support.
We hope you will join us, and the others in attendance, in support of this program by bringing any of the following to this Breakfast Speaker Series to donate to Lake Health's SANE program:
Stretchy sports bras (to fit multile sizes)
Gift Cards that can be used to purchase any of the above
Please note that this request is in no way a requirement to attend, though we hope you will be able to help us support this great cause. Thank you for your kind consideration!
Teresa Stafford is the Senior Director of Victim Services and Outreach at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center where she is responsible for supervising the victim services department. Teresa also oversees Project STAR (Sex Trafficking Advocacy and Recovery), CRCCs response to human trafficking. Teresa has over 20 years’ experience providing direct service to both offenders and victims of crime. Teresa attended Tiffin University majoring in Criminal Justice Administration. Teresa is the former the Witness-Victim Coordinator for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office where she assisted in creating the Witness Victim Unit. In addition, to her current role Teresa is the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, a member of the Ohio Attorney General’s SART Training Team and former Board President for Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Teresa provides consultation to communities developing their Sexual Assault Response Teams and provides trainings to local police departments and service providers regarding the dynamics of sexual violence and working with sexual assault survivors.