Student at Sexual Assault Prevention EventThe Skyline College Health Center along with Psychological Services welcomed presenter Robert Hackenson to campus on Thursday, April 16, 2015.  Mr. Hackenson’s presentation is part of a collaborative effort by the Health Services at all three of the colleges in the San Mateo County Community College District to educate our community members on sexual assault prevention.

Mr. Hackenson is a published author and speaker, who travels across the US and Canada giving dynamic and inspirational lectures to college students and professionals alike. His lecture was poignant and unique. The presentation focused on understanding sexual assault and teaching how to avoid it. He was able create a safe environment were the audience felt comfortable participating and sharing their personal experiences.

Mr. Hackenson started the conversation by exploring how we can begin to change the way we think about and approach education regarding sexual assault. He addressed ways in which people can prevent sexual assault, discussed risk management and encouraged bystanders to take action to stop sexual assault. His presentation was captivating and personal and he included illusion and humor into this very serious topic. Those who participated in the presentation left with tools to enhance their personal safety as well as ways to stand up and prevent assaults by ending the derogatory commentary.

Article by Emily Risk