Information and Referral Services
- One-time consultation to explore needs and options for resources and support
- Information on support groups, starting counseling, or referrals to services and care management
- Support and consultations to family, friends, and UW–Madison employees
- Information about reporting options
- Information about and assistance in changing academic, living, transportation, and work situations
- Information about criminal processes, campus policies and procedures, how to petition for a restraining order, and victim rights.
- Trauma-sensitive, collaborative and strengths-based approach.
- Ongoing, individualized counseling and care coordination as part of the healing process.
- Support in working toward short and long-term healing goals
- Survivor Services does not have a session limit. Counselors work with students to determine how many sessions may be appropriate based on individual goals and needs
- To connect to services, please drop in to Open Access hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advocacy and Accompaniment
- When requested by a student survivor, our staff may be available to accompany them to appointments (i.e., medical, legal, campus disciplinary hearings) to provide support and advocate on their behalf when appropriate.
- If you have an upcoming court date, meeting with a campus official as part of an investigation, or are reporting to law enforcement, you have the right to have a victim advocate with you.
- Generally, we ask for two weeks notice to arrange our schedules to attend a meeting with a student.
Confidential means that—as allowable by law—the information survivors share with our victim advocates will not be disclosed to anyone—including law enforcement, campus authorities or parents—without the explicit written permission of the student victim/survivor. Read the UHS statement on confidentiality for victims of sexual violence.