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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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 Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM 2022)

May is Sexual Violence Awareness month, a time for us to reflect and take action against sexual violence. Bow Valley is hosting a number of events and we encourage you to participate to learn more about sexual violence and how to support those impacted.

 

Calls to Action:

May 5th: National Day of Awareness into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Join us in Iniikokaan to hear about supporting Indigenous women through this talk with Elder Ruth Scalplock. Register here (12pm) If you are unable to attend the event check out LSS, SABVC, or the library to learn more about the ReDress Project.

 

May 12th: Moose Hide Campaign Day. Join BVC in participation of the Moose Hide Campaign. We will be streaming the plenary in Iniikokaan at 9:30am-10:45am, followed by a discussion about addressing violence against women and a discussion on Indigenous masculinities. If you are unable to attend in person we encourage you to participate in the livestream on your own. Find out more about the Moose Hide Campaign here. Register for the BVC event here.

 

May 17th: “But He’s My Friend”: Join Hilary and Katie, Sexual Violence Response Advisors for Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary, for a workshop on how to explore what happens if your friend causes harm. This will be an interactive, discussion-based workshop where we can all challenge our attitudes and beliefs around sexual violence. This workshop is open to UofC and BVC students. Register here. AYS code provided. (9am-12pm)

 

May 27th: Join Hilary and Katie, Sexual Violence Response Advisors for Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary, for a workshop on supporting disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse. This is a 3-hour interactive workshop for anyone who has children or youth in their lives (personal and professional). We will go over what child sexual abuse is, the realities of it, and how to respond to children if they disclose. Register here. Open to staff, faculty and students. AYS code provided. (9am-12pm)

 

Throughout the month: 

  • Take the online student sexual violence training to learn more about how to support people impacted by sexual violence. This course is offered to all students through your D2L shell. (You receive AYS passport credit for this course).
  • Tune into BVC social media to learn more about sexual violence
  • Visit these websites to learn more about sexual violence

  Questions? Contact Hilary Jahelka hjahelka@bowvalleycollege.ca


Online Trainings on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence:

AboutBow 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

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

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:
Sexual Violence Response Advisor at svra@bowvalleycollege.ca
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