Using a victim-centered approach to addressing sexual violence at university
How might we facilitate collaboration and communication among colleagues on how they can approach conversations about sexual violence in a trauma-sensitive way?
Team members felt prepared to act appropriately and sensitively when students shared their experiences with, or reported sexual violence.
Team members learned how to put those who report sexual violence at the center of a conversation or reporting procedure.
Team members and students increased their confidence in and satisfaction with the university’s ability to handle instances of sexual violence.
- 45 university team members in the roles of student advisor, student psychologist, confidential advisor, and safety professional were trained on how to apply trauma sensitivity within a victim-centered approach in conversations about sexual violence