Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Launches Online Test to Help Reduce Domestic Violence

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KCSDV launches www.TestKansas.com to educate and engage while raising money to help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence across the state

Topeka, KS, 6/6/2013 - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) announced today that the organization has launched the campaign Test Kansas, www.TestKansas.com, to use online tools to engage and educate Kansans about solutions to help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence.

The test is designed to teach important information to reduce sexual assault and domestic violence as users test their existing knowledge and learn simple but powerful solutions to prevent violence, like promoting healthy relationships and demonstrating respect in schools, at work and in the community. During the initial launch, for every person who finishes the test, 25 cents will be donated to KCSDV to help reduce violence and abuse across the state.

“We’re using the test format because that’s how our adult society says that something’s important – by putting it on a test,” says Audra Fullerton of KCSDV. “While we think Kansans of all ages will learn from this test, we especially hope teenagers and youth are inspired to test and expand their knowledge – and encourage their friends to do the same.”

Fullerton continued, “When one in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime and 25% of homicides in Kansas are the result of domestic abuse, we know that it doesn’t have to be this way. We have the answers to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. That’s why we’ve launched this website and produced a PSA to engage Kansans to participate and learn how they can help.”

Test Kansas is a project sponsored by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) that provides answers to help reduce sexual assault and domestic abuse – while engaging users to participate and learn in real-time. The project aims to encourage as many people as possible to participate and to share the test with other Kansans online.

For more information and to put your own knowledge to the test, visit www.TestKansas.com.

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Founded in 1982, the purpose of KCSDV is the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts. Learn more at www.kcsdv.org.

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