“Survival is testament to someone’s strength. Healing is testament to the community surrounding [them].” –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 for USG students 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 best practices for responding sensitively and effectively to survivors who may be our family and friends who are experiencing an immediate crisis or ongoing trauma. In the wake of the ongoing Me Too movement and the work of UMBC's own Retriever Courage, presenters hope that information from this session can also be helpful in supporting those directly or indirectly impacted by this movement/initiative and conversations surrounding them.
Workshop material will be covered from 11:30am-12:30pm. Presenters will be available post workshop for follow-up questions.
Please register for this event by clicking on "I can attend."
Presenters: Jess Myers and Amelia Meman, Women’s Center staff