UHS rolls out new bystander program to help prevent sexual assault and dating violence
Faculty & staff violence prevention resources
Faculty and staff at UW-Madison play an important role in preventing and responding to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on campus. Through instruction, research, and student support, you have opportunities to foster a safe and supportive community.
Tools for the classroom
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Responding to student survivors
Student survivors are most likely to confide in friends and trusted adults. Your response can be an important part of their path to healing and critical their continued access and pursuit of educational opportunities.
If a student discloses to you, it is generally a sign that they trust you and feel you are caring person. Some reasons they may be coming to you:
- You have conveyed that you promote respect and safety.
- They perceive that you are in a position to offer assistance, like adjusting their work schedule or helping them with academic adjustments.
- They don't know where else to go.
By educating yourself and following some simple guidelines, you can confidently and effectively respond to students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.