A nationally recognized forensic consultant, trainer and lecturer will present a Sexual Assault Education Workshop Conference at University of Richmond on Dec. 15.

David Lisak’s specializes in the area of sexual violence prevention, specifically focusing on sexual assault. His research and applied forensic work on non-stranger rapists has helped guide rape prevention and response policies in major institutions, including the U.S. Armed Services and numerous colleges and universities.

The first part of the day will focus on offender behavior and patterns of behavior; the second part on trauma and the impact of trauma on victims. Guest speakers, including Cynthia Micklem, Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s Office; Candice J. Hunter, Richmond Public Schools; Fatima Smith, YWCA; Jennifer Miller, Safe Harbor; Tammi Slovinsky, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Dan Fabian and Kerry Fankhauser of University of Richmond will provide brief overviews of their work with issues of sexual violence.

“Sexual assault on college campuses is a nationwide problem. The University of Richmond, like many other colleges and universities across the country, continues to take actions to respond to this serious issue,” said Kerry Fankhauser, interim dean of Westhampton College, who helped bring the conference to UR. “The prevention of sexual misconduct is an institutional priority at UR, and this conference is one more way we can raise awareness and prevention.”

The conference, to be held in the Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion, is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health and planned in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University.

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