Trauma Response: Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) Presentations*
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) staff offer educational programming to all members of the campus community. In addition to counseling and advocacy services, OVA offers presentations on all of our topic areas and how to support people who may be impacted by difficult or disruptive life events. OVA topic areas include, but are not limited to: physical assault, hazing, bias motivated incidents, grief and loss, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault and stalking.
An overview of grief and loss, including how to support people who have had recent loss
We do not recommend this training for groups of people who have immediately lost someone in their affiliated group. Please see below for resources on response immediately after a loss within a group, department, residence hall etc.
Approximate time: 45 minutes
Other types of presentations* by OVA:
There are times when groups of people may be impacted by the loss of a member of the CU community. These circumstances can be very painful and we all have our ways of navigating grief and loss. If anyone affiliated with the University would like to have a time for people to gather and hear about campus and community resources, OVA staff, in partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), can facilitate or be present for these group sessions.
*These presentations will be tailored to meet the needs of specific audiences. We can attend a class, staff meetings, student group meetings, community events or any format that meets needs. Please contact the Office of Victim Assistance to discuss your needs and schedule a presentation.
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) Programs:
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance is committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder.
All incoming students to CU-Boulder complete an online version of this training.
This workshop covers the university policy on discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. Students, staff or faculty learn about the range of behaviors included, discuss scenarios, practice skills for addressing behaviors, and learn about reporting options.
All incoming students receive this training during Fall Welcome.
This is a multi-session education and skill-building program to train students in bystander intervention. We explore factors that promote or prevent helping behavior and practice skills for intervening effectively.
In partnership with other programs, we offer subsequent trainings for effectively intervening in a variety of situations. Booster sessions include:
Bystander skills in the classroom (discrimination and harassment)
Bystander skills for sexual assault prevention (intimate partner abuse included)
Bystander skills for graduate students (inside and outside of the classroom)
In this interactive, discussion-based session, participants learn and discuss what gender violence includes, prevalence, characteristics of perpetrators, and risk factors associated with the college environment. Students discuss challenges that they face and different situations they may encounter.
Who: Suitable for smaller groups (up to 40 students); adaptable for large groups.
Length: 1 hour – 1.5 hours
For more information or to request a program from OIEC, contact Teresa Wroe at 303-725-7518 or Teresa.Wroe@Colorado.edu.