Date Safe Presentation in Amherst on August 29

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August 07, 2019
Tomorrow River School District in Amherst is partnering with the Ascension Saint Michael’s Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program to present a powerful program on dating, communication, respect and sexual assault awareness on Thursday, August 29.
 
“Safer Choices” is targeted for youth and their parents in grades 7-12. This program is open to anyone in the area and is presented free of charge.
 
“Parents, educators, and community members throughout the country and from all walks of life (cultural, faith, socio-economic) have praised this educational program for creating meaningful change in students’ ability to make better, safer choices in their lives and in the lives of their peers,” said Jenny Blenker, RN, SANE program manager at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital.
 
Safer Choices features Mike Domitrz, Founder of The Center for Respect, and the Safer Choices program. It aims to teach consent and respect in relationships. It will cover topics like distinguishing healthy emotional and physical boundaries for relationships, understanding the importance of consent, determining the right age to date and who is right to date, supporting survivors of sexual assault and building a healthier school culture.
 
“This presentation is a fun, thought-provoking look at dating and intimacy in high school and/or middle school,” adds Blenker. We encourage anyone in the area to attend with their parents.  
 
Safer Choices will be held in the Amherst School Cafeteria at 3 p.m., doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
For more information, please contact Jenny Blenker at 715.346.5118 or jenny.blenker@ascension.org
 
About Ascension Wisconsin
Ascension Wisconsin (ascension.org/wisconsin) operates 24 hospital campuses, more than 100 related healthcare facilities and employs more than 1,300 primary and specialty care clinicians from Racine to Eagle River. Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. As such, Ascension Wisconsin provided more than $292 million in community benefit, including care of persons living in poverty in Fiscal Year 2018. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S. operating 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. 
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Tom Weaver, Public Relations Manager
715-355-9531