Seg. 1: Stopping Sexual Assault By Speaking Out. Seg. 2: Reducing Stress Among Kansas Kids. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Stopping Sexual Assault By Speaking Out. Seg. 2: Reducing Stress Among Kansas Kids.

May 22, 2018

Segment 1: Kansas and Missouri "silence breakers" speak up about their own sexual harassment and assult. 

In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, awareness of sexual misconduct in state government has increased steadily. Today, two women recalled their experiences of sexual harrassment while working in the Missouri and Kansas statehouses. They say speaking out about the misconduct will help other women avoid similar harrassment. 

  • Abbie Hodgson, sexual assault survivor and former Kansas legislative staffer
  • Taylor Hirth, sexual assault survivor and former Missouri legislative intern

Abbie Hodgson and Taylor Hirth will speak at the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus Trailblazer's Celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Lathrop Gage, 2345 Grand, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Tickets start can be purchased online.

Segment 2, beginning at 20:31: New progam teaches parents to use play as a tool against  toxic stress in young children.

Everyone deals with stress, but too much of it can hinder a child's healthy development. Now, a new intervention program called Project NeuroNurture is teaching families in Kansas a better ways to reduce anxiety in their children.