Carolyn G. Curtis speaks with college students, coaches, staff, teachers, high school students, and parents about the personal impact of rape. Carolyn is a secondary survivor – the mother of two rape survivors. One of Carolyn’s daughters was the victim of extreme, violent rape in college. Carolyn’s other daughter was the victim of violent rape in high school. The violence done to the girls had a devastating impact on her daughters, on Carolyn, and the rest of their family.
Prevention education research shows that the most impactful way to prevent sexual violence is to hear the story of a survivor. Speaking to college students, including athletes and Greek life members, as well as high school students, is Carolyn’s primary focus. In so doing, she educates the audience about sexual violence, explains how it impacts them (which they probably don’t realize), shares her story, explains how to prevent it, and encourages them to be their best selves.
Carolyn has spoken to a variety of groups:
- college students and staff
- domestic violence offenders in a probation group
- trainings for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates
- groups of sexual violence and domestic violence survivors
- non-profit fundraiser
- workshops at international conference – National Organization for Victim Advocates (NOVA)
- workshop at national conference – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
- workshop at state conference
Carolyn is a consultant and leads trainings for nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, and groups.
- Carolyn, I am blown away each time I hear you speak! –K.C.
- So impactful Carolyn, thank you. –T.M.
- Thank you Carolyn!! You are so amazing! We love you & appreciate you speaking tonight. –S.H.
- Thank you so much for sharing, Carolyn. We’re immensely grateful for your advocacy & willingness to share your story. –M.M.
- Thank you so much for sharing & truly inspiring us! –J.B.