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Community College Consortium on Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness

May 10
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Henry Ford College Welcome Center
5101 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128

Join us for our fifth Community College Consortium, a day focused on relevant training and idea sharing. The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) will lead the morning and afternoon sessions, focusing first on "Being Trauma Informed," and what that really means. We will look at strategies that impact your investigation, referrals to other agencies and reflect on the impact sexual assault has on the survivor.

Your lunch will be provided before our afternoon session, focusing on "Coordinated Community Response." This session will go over how to build a network in your community, and referrals within that network. We will close with an hour focused on questions and answers that we have for MCEDSV or for one another, so bring your questions!

Consortium Agenda

Time Session/Event
9 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:45 a.m.-12 p.m. *Being Trauma Informed (break from 10:45-11 a.m.)
12 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. How to Build Coordinated Community Responses
2:30-3:30 p.m. Questions & Answers

*This session will cover how to:

  • complete trauma-informed referrals to partners
  • not to take it personally if they go outside the college for support
  • humanize the survivor


Registration is $25 per participant, which will include a light breakfast and lunch.

Please register online and submit your check for payment, with a copy of your registration form, to:

Kimberly DeVries
GRCC Title IX Coordinator
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


For questions regarding the event location:

Aura Cazares
Student Title IX Coordinator, HFC 
(313) 845-6315

For all other questions:

Kimberly DeVries
Title IX Coordinator, GRCC
(616) 234-2120