University Health Services (UHS) hired three additional staff members to expand violence prevention and survivor services.
Prevention staff at University Health Services (UHS) understand the challenges that face first-year students, and use online programming, in addition to other educational tools, to teach students how to respond to difficult situations, including high-risk drinking, sexual assault and dating violence, and mental health crises.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, most Badgers know that there are certain jokes that cross the line. Regardless, many of us still go along with the sexist, homophobic, gender-based, or otherwise derogatory jokes that people around us make, most often for reasons of social preservation. While it is important to know how to intervene and […]
Supporting Native survivors of sexual violenceOn April 13 & 14, Amanda Watson of the Minnesota Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition presented campus workshops and met with Native students to examine both the prevalence of sexual violence against Native women as well as effective strategies to prevent violence before it happens. Her visit to campus was hosted […]
Have you ever been in a situation where you noticed something risky happening and you felt someone should do something? Did you act or intervene? Why or why not? In these situations, we are bystanders. A bystander is someone who observes a behavior that could lead to harm. They are not directly involved but have […]
In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I have been reflecting on what it means to me to be a man in anti-violence work. Exploring my masculine identity has been particularly salient and humbling for me this semester, as I have co-taught a group of fraternity men in the course, Greek Men for Violence […]
A new program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to explore masculinity and the problems accompanied by simplified definitions of it.
The trained staff in UHS Survivor Services provides confidential, emotional supportive counseling to student victim/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, regardless of when they experienced victimization. Services provided can include assistance with academic, housing, transportation, and work accommodations; information about reporting options; and providing trauma-sensitive support to victims as they make […]
Bystander Intervention is the idea that we all have a role to play in the prevention of violence in our community. A bystander is someone who witnesses a dangerous or harmful event and has the ability to help. Through training and practice, students can become empowered to interrupt and challenge harmful behaviors and attitudes that […]
The statistics are all too familiar: One in five women and one in 16 men will be sexually assaulted before they graduate. Even if you do not experience sexual or relationship violence during your time at UW-Madison, it is likely that you will have a friend, classmate, or roommate who does. The support a survivor […]