EDUCATION about and PREVENTION against gender and relationship violence
SUMMER 2022 NEWSLETTER Jana’s Campaign Welcomes New Staff Member Amber Delcamp is the Operations Manager at Jana’s Campaign, Inc. In her role, Amber will provide leadership in the area of financial management and assist with administrative responsibilities to support the overall success of Jana’s Campaign. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Fort Hays State University, Amber brings a unique mix of professional and personal experiences to the organization. As a Hays, KS native and childhood friend of Jana, we are excited to have Amber on our team. Amber recently shared, “If I had heard a presentation about healthy and unhealthy relationships as a teenager, my life would’ve likely taken a completely different path. Looking back, and also being a mother of two teenage girls myself, getting this information out to our young people is so important. It can be a matter of life and death. My heart is definitely in this line of work, and I’m looking forward to making a difference in our communities through Jana’s Campaign for years to come.” Amber’s position is based in the Hays, KS National Headquarters Office.
Save the Date! Empty Place at the Table Scheduled Mark your calendars and join Jana’s Campaign for the 11th annual Empty Place at the Table on Saturday, November 12, 2022. This hybrid community event brings together all of Jana’s Campaign’s supporters, donors, and friends to celebrate our prevention education efforts across the state of Kansas and beyond. The evening will feature a festive cocktail hour, dinner, and live entertainment, along with a live and silent auction. You won’t want to miss this groovy time for a groovy cause! Simply scan the code with your phone or visit www.JanasCampaign.org to learn more.
Secondary Education New Collaborative Partnership with Kansas Department of Health and Environment Jana’s Campaign has partnered with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to facilitate training on the nationally recognized and evidence-based program, Coaching Boys Into Men, across the state of Kansas. This program trains and motivates coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength. We understand the influential role coaches play in the lives of young men and believe they are suited to make real change. Through our collaborative efforts, these trainings are available for free to any male athletic team in Kansas. Interested in hosting a training at a local middle or high school? Contact our team of Violence Prevention Educators at email@example.com or 785-656-0324.
EDUCATION about and PREVENTION against gender and relationship violence
Thousands of Middle & High School Students Impacted While continuing to navigate changes within schools “post-Covid,” Jana’s Campaign’s Violence Prevention Educators have worked to provide violence prevention education in over 42 middle and high schools in one academic year (Fall 2021-Spring 2022). Through our direct educational programming, 6,703 students were impacted across Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. Our team continues to create individualized teen dating violence prevention plans to best fit the needs of each school we work with. These comprehensive programs foster a culture of respectful relationship behaviors and empower young people to lead the efforts to prevent instances of violence through a bystander intervention model. Together, through education, we can prevent teen dating violence.
Higher Education New Locations for Fall Regional Campus Safety Summits Jana’s Campaign is pleased to announce new locations for two upcoming regional Campus Safety Summits. Partnering with presenting sponsor, Husch Blackwell, the Midwest Campus Safety Summit will take place in downtown Chicago, IL, in their office space on September 21-22, 2022. The Heartland Campus Safety Summit, which takes place November 17-18, 2022, will be located at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Husch Blackwell and the University of Kansas continue to support our work to prevent gender and relationship violence on college and university campuses. To learn more about the Midwest and Heartland Campus Safety Summits, visit www.JanasCampaign.org/higher-education.
Community Education Fort Hays State University Interns Host Exhibit at Hays Art Council’s Spring Art Walk Jana’s Campaign’s spring interns, Sydney Boxberger and Brooklyn Burk, led the efforts to organize an exhibit for the Hays Art Council’s Spring Art Walk, including various artwork from local students and community artists. The purpose of the exhibit was to raise awareness of issues related to teen dating violence, sexual violence, and domestic violence in our communities. Drawings, paintings, and poetry that reflect these topics were showcased. In addition, Styles Dance Centre, the venue host, held powerful dance performances interpreting forms of relationship violence as well as positive empowerment. Students from Fort Hays State University and community members in attendance also had the opportunity to create Jana’s Jewelry bracelets. The bracelets made through this project are shared with middle and high school students with a resource card when Jana’s Campaign visits a school to provide prevention education programming.
Jana’s Campaign Staff Presents at National Conference In late May, Executive Director, Kaiti Blackburn, and Education and Prevention Specialist, Evelyn Dubey, presented at the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) in Dallas, TX. CCAW aims to provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information, and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of the many and varied forms of crimes against women including domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and strangulation. The session, titled “Teen Dating Violence: A Public Health Epidemic,” with over 160 attendees, focused on the longterm health effects of gender-based violence, the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and dating violence, and the paradigm shift necessary to create new social norms and increase peer responsibility to take action. The conference was an overwhelming success; providing invaluable learning opportunities and bringing together thousands of individuals all working towards the goal of making this world a safer place for women.
Maintaining a Healthy & Safe Workplace Training Available Jana’s Campaign is proud to offer “Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Workplace” training to organizations and corporations of all sizes. Prevention of and responses to domestic violence at work takes a coordinated approach across all levels of an organization. This training provides practical knowledge on multiple forms of gender-based violence - domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Topics can include but are not limited to information on why genderbased violence is a workplace issue, how to address workplace violence and increase safety for all employees, how to limit liability for employers, and guidance on adopting workplace violence policies. Contact our team today to schedule a training for your organization.
Co-Founder Provides Presentation at Local “Power of the Purse” Fundraiser The Wonder Women League, an extension of the Ellis County United Way, hosts an annual fundraiser, Power of the Purse, each year to benefit their difference-making projects in Ellis County, KS. To raise funds, a wide selection of purses and handbags are up for auction and raffle at the event. While dinner is served, they invite a speaker to share an inspirational message and this year, Dr. Christie Brungardt, Co-Founder of Jana’s Campaign provided a compelling presentation. Christie shared domestic and sexual violence awareness information as well as the work Jana’s Campaign is doing to prevent the instances of gender and relationship violence in Kansas and beyond. After Christie’s presentation, the Wonder Women League generously provided Jana’s Campaign with a $1,000 donation. We are truly grateful for community organizations who believe in the importance of our work.
Internal News & Fundraising Efforts Grant Received to Expand Programming in Kansas Rural Counties Jana’s Campaign received a $25,000 program grant from the Patterson Family Foundation this spring. These important resources will allow for violence prevention education programming in secondary schools within rural counties across Kansas. To date, Jana’s Campaign has provided programming in ninety-one Kansas counties, seventy-one being rural. These funds will allow for our Prevention Educators to provide free programming including trainings, presentations, general assemblies, Safe Dates curriculum, and MiniGrants for service projects in rural schools we have not yet worked with. Executive Director, Kaiti Blackburn shared, “We are grateful for the Patterson Family Foundations’ belief in our work and look forward to further impacting rural schools and communities across Kansas.”
Kansas Leadership Center Provides Transformation Grant for Staff & Board Training The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC), located in Wichita, KS, provides training to foster leadership for stronger, healthier, and more prosperous Kansas communities. Through the Leadership Transformation Grant, organizations in Kansas and beyond can enroll staff and board members in training to help create a culture of leadership that embraces change, tackles problems, and seizes opportunities. This year, Jana’s Campaign was selected as a grant recipient, along with 86 other organizations! Members of the staff and board will attend all three levels of the KLC programming to make lasting changes and progress at all levels of the organization. To learn more about KLC and the Leadership Transformation Grant, visit www.KansasLeadershipCenter.org.
Preventing Gender and Relationship Violence Takes All of Us Over the past 13 years, Jana’s Campaign has had the opportunity to create change within numerous communities across the Midwest. In secondary schools, we have expanded our teen dating violence prevention programming from Kansas to several surrounding states partnering with over 620 middle and high schools. Through both curricular and co-curricular programming, we have impacted 83,781 K-12 students. Our impact can also be felt on college campuses across the country. Through our regional Campus Safety Summits, over 3,600 college/university administrators and personnel have received training to better respond to and prevent gender and relationship violence on campus, which ripples to tens of thousands college students. Finally, through our community-wide education efforts with organizations and agencies, we’ve affected hundreds of thousands more. We believe the key to violence prevention is through comprehensive prevention education - education to create fundamental societal change. We have the knowledge and the momentum to make an even larger impact. But it is going to take all of us for this impact to be felt for generations to come and for real change to occur. Our success is largely contributed to the generosity of our supporters. Will you make the commitment to invite Jana’s Campaign to the secondary schools in your community? Will you make the commitment to host awareness events with our Violence Prevention Educators at your next community event? Will you donate to support our current fundraising efforts, the Campaign for Change? We are currently at 48% of our goal, help us reach $1,000,000 by 2023! Stay connected with us!
www.janascampaign.org | firstname.lastname@example.org | 785-656-0324