Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence Workshop
A Workshop for UMBC Students
“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 friends and peers who have experienced sexual assault and interpersonal violence. What do we say? What do we not say? Most importantly, how can we build trust and help empower survivors and create a survivor-responsive campus community?
This workshop, held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and right before this year's Take Back the Night 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 4:00-5:15 pm. Presenters have blocked an additional 30 minutes afterwards to be available for further questions and support.