Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence Workshop
A workshop for UMBC Faculty and Staff
“Survival is testament to someone’s strength. Healing is testament to the community surrounding her.” –Lisa Factora-Borchers
We often have questions about how to best support students and colleagues who have experienced sexual assault and interpersonal violence. What do we say? What do we not say? How do we navigate our role as responsible employees and required reporting protocols? Most importantly, how can we build trust and help empower survivors and create a survivor-responsive campus community?
This workshop for tailored for faculty and staff will address common questions, challenges, and best practices for directly and indirectly supporting survivors of sexual violence. The majority of the workshop will focus on the best ways to respond sensitively and effectively to survivors who are experiencing an immediate crisis or ongoing trauma.
Workshop material will be covered from 11:30-1pm. Presenters have blocked an additional 15 minutes afterwards to be available for further questions and support.