Kyra Laughlin: Add 'Consent' to your Teen’s College Checklist

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IAS alum (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) and incoming Master of Arts in Policy Studies student, Kyra Laughlin, was chosen as the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's communications intern for Fall 2018. As part of her new role, Laughlin will be working with the NSVRC team to create materials for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019, assist in managing their social media pages and write blogs for their website. Her first blog post, "Add 'Consent' to your Teen’s College Checklist," was published on August 14 and encourages parents to talk with their teens about consent, healthy relationships and sex. Laughlin emphasizes that these conversations are critical given the high rates of sexual violence college students experience, particularly during the first three months of Freshmen year in which students are at the greatest risk.