Finding Our Voice: Visitor Resources
These resources are designed to support your experience in the Finding Our Voice exhibition. If you have questions about using the resources or would like more information or help, please contact the Museum Education Team.
For K-12 teachers and administrators: Need help deciding about visiting "Finding Our Voice"? Information is available here.
These content guides provide basic information about the themes and content in the gallery spaces. They also can help adults prepare themselves and others visiting with them to encounter potentially difficult and/or triggering elements within the exhibit.
- Content Guide for Adults
- Content Guide for Adults Visiting with Teens
- Content Guide for Adults Visiting with Children 12 and Under
- About "Together We Roar, Pt. 2" by Jordyn Fishman (painting displayed in Art-Science Creativity Gallery)
Use these discussion guides as a way to spark conversations about the exhibit and the meaning people make from it.
C.A.R.E.= Consent and Respect Everyday!
The C.A.R.E. lobby display serves as a fun and engaging introduction to the main "Finding Our Voice" exhibit. Although the display is meant for everyone, parents, teachers, and other caregivers will find it especially helpful to introduce the concept of consent or reinforce what their children already know. You may choose to visit the display only or before going into the exhibit. Main themes:
Learn: What’s so important about consent? Your body belongs to you. This is really important. Each person gets to say what happens to his/her body.
Tell/Listen/Believe: So, what if something happens? Sometimes people do what they want to, even if you say no with words or body language. They may touch someone without consent or not stop when they are asked.
Support: How can we take care of each other? When something happens, we need the care and support of other people. We also need to take care of ourselves.
Educate2Empower Publishing posters to empower children and keep them safe: Free to download and share (see site for details)
Teaching with "Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak"
"Finding Our Voice" is an exceptional opportunity to open up avenues of learning and discussion for your students. It also includes challenging topics to teach. How can you prepare yourself to teach using this exhibit?
The Museum wants to encourage educators to explore how they might use the exhibit and resources with students. It is not our intention to dictate to you how or what to teach, but rather to support you in your efforts. The learning module below provides helps for getting started in your preparation process.Teacher Preparation Module
To reach the 24/7, free and confidential Michigan Sexual Assault Voices 4 Hotline, call 855-VOICES4 (855-864-2374). If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911.
General Information and Materials
- Child Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet: For Parents, Teachers, and Other Caregivers. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network https://www.nctsn.org/resources/child-sexual-abuse-fact-sheet-parents-teachers-and-other-caregivers
- Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Position Statement. Prevent Child Abuse America https://preventchildabuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Preventing-CSA.pdf
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) https://www.rainn.org
Teaching about Consent
- Everyday Consent. National Sexual Violence Resource Center https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/everydayconsent_onepager_508.pdf
- Teach Consent. Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance http://www.teachconsent.org
- Tea Consent video (for adults). Blue Seat Studios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGoWLWS4-kU
- Consent for Kids video. Blue Seat Studios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3nhM9UlJjc
- Educate2Empower Publishing posters to empower children and keep them safe: Free to download and share (see site for details)
Local and Campus Organizations
- The Army of Survivors https://www.thearmyofsurvivors.org/
- End Violent Encounters (EVE). Lansing, MI https://www.eveinc.org
- Firecracker Foundation (supporting children and families). Holt, MI http://thefirecrackerfoundation.org
- Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (Resources & 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line) http://mcedsv.org
- MSU Prevention, Outreach and Education Department https://poe.msu.edu/index.html
- MSU Sexual Assault Program & 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line http://endrape.msu.edu
- Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center. Lansing, MI https://www.smalltalkcac.org