Proposal Title

Think Global, Act Local - Responding to Sexualized Violence on Our Campus

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3772

Start Date

18-2-2020 2:10 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 2:50 PM

Proposal Abstract

Sexualized violence is a global issue, but prevention starts locally. Approximately 1 in 5 Canadian university students experience some form of sexualized violence during their postsecondary education, and the statistics are higher for Indigenous, International, disAbled, and LGBTQ2S+ students. Presented by TRU’s Sexualized Violence Prevention & Response Manager Amber Huva, in collaboration with Kate Cairnie from the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre, this workshop will engage staff and faculty to learn about sexualized violence, promote safety and responsibility, and contribute to long-term sustainable change on campus. Our main focus will be sharing best practices for supporting student disclosures of sexualized violence. We will also cover the fundamentals of sexualized violence, rape culture and intersectionality, offer information on campus and community resources for survivors, and review TRU's Sexualized Violence Policy. Research supports that staff and faculty engagement is an integral part of shifting harmful campus norms around sexualized violence – the message is most effective coming from those who hold ‘role model’ positions of influence within the university. This presentation will support TRU’s staff and faculty to take their position at the forefront of the cultural shift towards a safer campus free from sexualized violence. We will close by inviting participant feedback on the refining of educational training tools for ongoing staff and faculty use.

Statement

Sexualized violence is a global issue, but prevention starts locally. This presentation will support TRU’s staff and faculty to take their position at the forefront of the cultural shift towards a safer campus free from sexualized violence.

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Feb 18th, 2:10 PM Feb 18th, 2:50 PM

Think Global, Act Local - Responding to Sexualized Violence on Our Campus

OM 3772

Sexualized violence is a global issue, but prevention starts locally. Approximately 1 in 5 Canadian university students experience some form of sexualized violence during their postsecondary education, and the statistics are higher for Indigenous, International, disAbled, and LGBTQ2S+ students. Presented by TRU’s Sexualized Violence Prevention & Response Manager Amber Huva, in collaboration with Kate Cairnie from the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre, this workshop will engage staff and faculty to learn about sexualized violence, promote safety and responsibility, and contribute to long-term sustainable change on campus. Our main focus will be sharing best practices for supporting student disclosures of sexualized violence. We will also cover the fundamentals of sexualized violence, rape culture and intersectionality, offer information on campus and community resources for survivors, and review TRU's Sexualized Violence Policy. Research supports that staff and faculty engagement is an integral part of shifting harmful campus norms around sexualized violence – the message is most effective coming from those who hold ‘role model’ positions of influence within the university. This presentation will support TRU’s staff and faculty to take their position at the forefront of the cultural shift towards a safer campus free from sexualized violence. We will close by inviting participant feedback on the refining of educational training tools for ongoing staff and faculty use.