Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
Ashley Schmuecker, MS
Violence Prevention Specialist
Holding a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and peace education, Ashley [she/her] brings expertise in peace pedagogy and instruction as well as years of campus and community based victim advocacy to UW-Madison. Her orientation to anti-violence work seeks to center marginalized students and honor intersecting identities. She uses trauma-informed practices that are situated within an anti-oppression/feminist framework.
At UHS, she administers the required online program for graduate and professional students and conducts qualitative research and program evaluation efforts on the program content and form. As a lecturer with the School of Social Work, she maintains cross-campus partnerships to instruct Social Work 672: Greek Men for Violence Prevention. She also supervises two Men’s Engagement Coordinators and guides initiatives for men’s engagement strategies campus-wide. Ashley serves on the Equity and Diversity Committee at UHS and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Social Justice Committee and is interested in disrupting violence and oppression at the systems level.