Our support services are completely non-judgmental and confidential, and available to anyone who has experienced violence, anyone who has caused harm, and anyone who has supported someone who has experienced violence or caused harm.
We are running our Supporting a Survivor workshop on Thursday, April 15th, via Zoom from 5 – 7pm!
NOTE: Our workshops are free but registration is required and participants will receive a secure Zoom videoconferencing link to your email. UVic students can also receive co-curricular credit for attending AVP workshops which looks great on your transcript.
Supporting a Survivor
Receiving a disclosure can feel intimidating if you don’t know how best to respond, which is why the Anti-Violence Project has designed this workshop to address how we can all support the survivors in our lives.
Throughout the workshop we will cover the very important differences between support, disclosure and reporting and provide some foundations for supporting survivors of sexualized violence. We will discuss different approaches and tools that can be used when supporting someone, including: active listening, believing survivors, busting myths, showing empathy and making referrals.
While the focus of this online workshop is supporting survivors of sexualized violence, many of the topics and skills we cover will be applicable to support in other contexts.