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Reclaiming Ourselves

Sexualized Violence Support Group Sexualized Violence Support Group

Tuesdays
January 21 - April 7
4:45pm - 6:15pm

Sessions will include information sharing, activities and facilitated discussion. All participation is voluntary.

Session topics will be chosen by the group members, and could include some of the following:

  • “Sexualized Violence 101”: definitions, prevalence, our approach to support work
  • Common responses to violence (trauma/brain impacts, resistance) and ways to manage (grounding, “healthy”/”unhealthy” ways of coping)
  • Honoring Resistance
  • Myth Busting
  • Self care
  • Getting the right support (what’s available, what to expect in counseling, what to expect from a counseling relationship or helping professional)
  • Healthy relationships/boundaries
  • Other topics group members identify!

If you are not a woman-identified student but are interested in this kind of support, please connect with Amber. We are working on building appropriate and comfortable spaces for all kinds of survivors.

To sign up, please complete the intake form.

Email Amber Huva ahuva@tru.ca with any questions.

Are you a student with a disability?

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All contributions to this conversation are most welcome.

If you would like to know more information or participate in either project, please contact: Kate Cairnie, KSACC Counsellor and Project Facilitator: 250-299-8792 or Amber Huva, TRU Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager: 250-852-7179

Through a civil forfeiture grant, Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center (KSACC) has received funding to continue an educational project in partnership with TRU. Building on project work completed in 2016/2017, this year’s initiative will engage with students who identify as having a disability, as well as TRU staff and faculty to develop sustainable practices around sexualized violence prevention and to provide education tools unique to each community’s needs and experiences. These efforts support TRU's ongoing commitment to raise awareness and educate the campus community about sexualized violence (Sexual Violence Policy BRD 25-0).

Amber Huva, Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager and KSACC’s Stopping the Violence Counsellor Kate Cairnie are excited to facilitate this collaboration, which will run until May 2020. If you are a student who identifies as having a disability, we invite you to consider filling out this short survey. Participants will receive a $10 gift card for Tim Hortons.

Complete the student survey

If you are a TRU Faculty or staff member, please consider filling out this brief survey:

Complete the staff & faculty survey

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