Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence Workshop
For Universities of Shady Grove Students
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 · 1 PM - 2:30 PM
“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 1-2:30pm. 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
Questions? Contact: Jess Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org 410-455-2714
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Women's Center staff at email@example.com or 410-455-2714.