MSU Center for Survivors
East Lansing, Michigan
Tana Fedewa, LMSW is the Director of the Michigan State University Center for Survivors (formerly known as the MSU Sexual Assault Program. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. Tana advocates for trauma-informed services, response, and interventions on campus and in the community. She values working in a collaborative, innovative, and multi-disciplinary environment at MSU.
She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).Tana received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University in 2003. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Master of Social Work Degree and a Child and Family Advocacy Certificate in 2005. She worked as Sexual Assault Therapist, Intensive Outreach Therapist for youth in foster care, and as a Crisis Counselor in a Child Advocacy Center for the first 8 years of her career.
In 2014, Tana returned to Michigan State University as a Therapist with the Sexual Assault Program. In 2018, Tana was named the Director of the MSU Sexual Assault Program and was appointed to the Michigan State University Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup.Tana manages an incredible team of Therapists, Crisis Counselors, Advocates and Administrative Support Staff. The Program has grown from 4 full time staff to 20 full time staff in the past 4 years. Under her leadership, the Center for Survivors now provides healing and justice opportunities for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault survivors, survivors of sexual harassment and survivors of sexual exploitation. These services include a 24-hour sexual assault hotline, a Crisis Chat service, therapy, group counseling, trauma-informed yoga, self-care workshops, crisis counseling, criminal justice advocacy, legal advocacy, Title IX advocacy, and other forms of personal advocacy. In spring of 2020, the Center for Survivors will expand its services once more to include the new MSU Sexual Assault Health Care Program. This program will provide post-assault health care to survivors of sexual assault on our campus and in our community.