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Sexual violence prevention and survivor support resources

Compiled by Itiya Aneece, PhD student in Environmental Sciences and Tomorrow’s Professor Today Alumna

Resources at UVA

UVA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): individual and group counseling, consultation to students, faculty, staff, and parents, and outreach and prevention

The Women’s Center: Counseling; legal clinic; education on body image/ eating disorders, gender violence, social change, gender justice

Sexual Violence Education & Resources: Resources for help immediately after incident, resources for support, options and resources for reporting, university obligations (confidential vs. responsible employee); infographic.

One Less: Presentations by women on preventing sexual assault and supporting survivors

One in Four: Presentations by men on preventing sexual assault and supporting survivors

Not on our grounds:UVA initiative to end sexual violence

Green Dot: Bystander intervention training

Just Report it: Online confidential reporting of incidents of bias, hazing, or sexual or gender-based violence

Dean on Call: 24-hour crisis management assistance; students are welcome to call or visit ODOS to talk about concerns surrounding sexual violence, discuss options, get help reporting, and ask for consultations

A&S Association Deans: Manage academic concerns of individual students

Resources within the community

Community Resources: Crisis hotlines/ emergency services, victim/ witness programs, individual and group counseling, legal assistance, police departments, international issues, transportation services, self-defense courses, medical issues, educational programs, and more

National Campaigns

The Women’s Initiative: Counseling, support groups, workshops and social support, walk-in wellness clinic

Region Ten: Rehabilitation, education, support

***Readers may also be interested in my earlier posts Trauma and Learning and Sexual Victimization and Learning.

Itiya AneeceItiya Aneece is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. She has taught the Fundamentals of Ecology lab since the Fall of 2011, has recently completed the Tomorrow’s Professor Today program, and enjoys exploring new ways to encourage learning.

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