Health Advocacy

Counseling

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The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women employs a full time Health Advocate who is available for brief confidentiall counseling to all students on campus.

 

Monica Yost Kiss is our Health Advocate. She is available to meet with all students at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in Thwing Center and at the University Health Service. She provides privileged & confidential individual counseling or brief consultation in a safe environment.

 

To schedule an appointment with Monica, mry16@case.edu or call (216) 368.8639.

 

Programming

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As part of the Health Advocacy programming, the Center is active in campus-wide events such as "Take Back the Night" during April - National Sexual Awareness Month, and "Purple Night Lights" during October - National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The SAVE student group plans awareness and advocacy events on campus throughout the year. The program also offers workshops and seminars to campus groups and including residence halls, Greek Life, and other organizations.

 

Sexual Conduct

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Monica is Chair of the Sexual Conduct Committee which reviews policies and procedures on campus related to sexual assault and sexual harassment. She can provide confidential consultation to students seeking guidance about sexual conduct policies and procedures. She completed a Title IX Investigator Training School at the College of Wooster in June 2013.

 

The Sexual Conduct Committee was formed as a task force in May 2005, and members represent a variety of campus organizations with responsibilities that touch on some aspect of sexual conduct. It advocates for a safe campus, where ethical relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, and staff are expected and encouraged. For more information on sexual conduct policies visit: the website

 

Resources

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This website lists information on a variety of resources including campus health services, local health services, hotlines, iphone apps , and web based information that are of interest particularly to women on campus.

About the Health Advocate

Case Western Reserve University

 

Monica is a Licensed Independent Social Work Supervisor (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has taught it to others.

 

She provides brief confidential counseling and is the advisor to the SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Educators) student group. In 2013 she was nominated for the J. Bruce Jackson MD Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring for her work with SAVE.

 

Monica joined the Center in January 2012. Previously she was a mental health therapist/trauma specialist at Akron Children's Hospital. Prior to Akron, Monica worked as an Outpatient/School-Based therapist at Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau and was an HIV Case Manager at the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland. While in Michigan, she was the Program Coordinator for BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), an alcohol harm reduction program. She has worked extensively with adolescents and college students providing workshops and counseling regarding mental health and sexual health.

 

Monica currently serves on the Board of the Ohio College Health Association. She earned her Master's degrees in Public Health and in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She received her BA degree in Psychology from the State University of New York in Binghamton.