Sexual Violence Awareness

Bow Valley College is committed to increasing awareness of sexual violence and supporting a culture of respect. There are different participation and learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to promote awareness of sexual violence. This includes learning more about available on- and off-campus supports, exploring how to support those who have been impacted by sexual violence and looking at how you can be a part of supporting culture of consent at Bow Valley College.
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Upcoming events
Online Trainings on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence:


November 2020 Events and Trainings:

Healthy Sexuality in the Time of COVID-19 Workshop

SABVC and Learner Success Services invite students to join this interactive workshop participants will increase their knowledge on the topics of sexuality and sexual health.

Participants will explore societal messages around sexuality, discuss the many aspects of sexuality including sexual health during the time of Covid-19, learn about consent and decision making as well as how to reduce stigma and normalize sexuality. 


Students who attend the workshop can enter a draw to win a $25 gift card!

Presented by Centre for Sexuality
 
For Students 
When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 from 3:00pm-5:00pm 
Where: Online via Zoom (meeting link to be provided via email, following registration)
Registration Required: https://www.cvent.com/d/k7qrsb


Family Violence Prevention Month 2020

Did you know... November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta? The purpose of this month is to create awareness and inspire all of us to take action to end family violence and support those who have been impacted.  Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada, and Calgary is no exception (CDVC, 2019) and these rates have only increased since the COVID-19 pandemic this year. 
Let’s take a stand against violence. Bow Valley College is offering opportunities for the campus community to further their understanding and responding to areas of gender-based violence.

Want to learn how the College responds to gender-based violence? Attend the online staff/faculty information session on the BVC’s Sexual Violence Policy and Procedure:
#ConsentIsNotCancelled: Addressing Sexual Violence in the Time of Remote Work
It has been a unique year, with many changes to how we work with and support students. There has been new learning and ways of navigating situations, this includes ways that sexual violence is occurring and how we can respond to and support those impacted.

Join Erin Kordich, Sexual Violence Response Advisor, and Ciara Deschamps, Learner Conduct Officer, for a 1-hour session for staff and faculty on recognizing and addressing sexual violence within our current virtual context. Additionally, learn about available resources and ways you can be a part of supporting a culture of care and respect.

When: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 2pm-3pm
For: BVC Staff and Faculty               Where: MS Teams 
To learn more and register: https://www.cvent.com/d/h7q31l

Want to learn more about recognizing and responding to possible signs of gender-based violence? Attend the 2-hour virtual workshop presented by Calgary domestic violence advocacy and awareness agency, Sagesse.
REAL Talk Workshop: Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

REAL Talk is a guide to help us understand and talk about domestic violence in Alberta. Learning how to talk about domestic violence isn’t fancy or complicated.
REAL Talk is about: Recognizing domestic violence, Empathizing with the person impacted by the violence, Asking them what they need, and Listening without judgement. 
Presented by Sagesse Calgary
When: Monday, November 9, 2020, 11am-1pm
For: Students, Staff and Faculty          Where: Online (via Zoom, link to be provided following registration)
To learn more and register: https://www.cvent.com/d/f7qrsb

Want to learn about more ways to get involved? 
Visit: https://www.alberta.ca/family-violence-prevention-month.aspx

Questions? Contact Erin Kordich at ekordich@bowvalleycollege.ca


Online Trainings on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence:

Those who complete the training in May and receive a Certificate of Completion, will be entered in a draw to win a Wellness Kit/Self-care Package!

About:Bow Valley College has developed a training to inform and empower students, staff and faculty to receive and respond supportively to disclosures of sexual violence.

For Students:

Training Name: Supporting Disclosures of Sexual Violence Training – Students

Where: D2L Brightspace (https://bowvalleycollege.ca/bvc-login)

About: This training has been developed to inform students about what sexual violence and consent are, develop knowledge and skills in how to support someone who has disclosed sexual violence on-campus and provide resource information.

How to Register: Self-registration.

Read the instructions on how to register

For Staff and Faculty:

Training Name: Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - Staff

Where: D2L Brightspace (https://bowvalleycollege.ca/bvc-login)

About: This training has been developed to inform staff and faculty about what sexual violence is and develop knowledge and skills in how to support a learner who has disclosed sexual violence and provide resource information.

How to Register: Self-registration.

Read the instructions on how to register

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For more information or questions, contact:

Erin Kordich, Sexual Violence Response Advisor

ekordich@bowvalleycollege.ca

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