On April 16th, 2015 from 11:30-1:00 CSWA-S and Saint Leo University will sponsor Kesha Gibson-Carter, Diane Gores, LPC, and Jan Gravitt from the Rape Crisis Center as they speaks about Victim Services as they Relate to the Roles and Responsibilities of the Rape Crisis Center.
Kesha Gibson-Carter will provide an overview of the Rape Crisis Center, the roles and responsibilites of the Center and its staff, and the services of the Center. Diane Gores, LPC will discuss Counseling services and Rape Trauma Syndrome. Jan Gravitt, RN-SANE Coordinator will discuss Sexual Assault Nurse Examination-Overview.
Kesha Gibson-Carter is Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire located in Savannah, Georgia--where the mission is to provide resources and advocacy to victims of rape and sexual assault, and prevention education to youth and young adults. Under her leadership, the organizations services have expanded to include several programs that were implemented to heighten awareness and avert sexual violence; to include, the Bar Bystander Campaign, Bully & Cyber Bully Hotline, Male Role Call, Realtor Safety Awareness, targeted self-defense classes, and new training program for local congregations entitled Responsible Faith Practices. In addition, she has worked to bring awareness to services for male survivors.
She is most recognized for her decade long tenure and work as Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, a local shelter for homeless families with children. During her decade long tenure, she led the organization in capital campaign, and raised over $1,000,000, to build a Day Center, which is still fills a viable need in Savannah for homeless families and their children today.
Gibson-Carter's professional background also includes, her service as Director of the Meals on Wheels program, Coordinator for the Violence Intervention Program and early work as a State Court Victim-Advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence under District Attorney Spencer Lawton.
Gibson-Carter is a graduate of Fort Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She also earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from Savannah State University. She was recently recognized by the United Way of the Coastal Empire at Advocate of the year for 2015.
She is married to Sam Carter--together they are blessed with three phenomenal children; Jones (14), Ivy (12), and Kacy (8).