Love Shouldn’t Hurt: A Workshop on Abuse in Relationships
This is a free, virtual, 4-week workshop for CU Boulder students. The purpose of this workshop is to provide psychoeducation on intimate partner abuse, with an emphasis on increasing awareness and understanding of domestic violence, exploring its psychological impact, and empowering both survivors and secondary victims (those who support people with abusive partners) with knowledge of their rights, options, and resources.
- Spring 2021
- Dates: Mondays, February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
- Time: 12-1pm
- Location: online
Trauma Response Presentations*
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) staff offer educational programming to all members of the campus community, as well as community partners who do similar and related work. 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.
Below are some presentaions OVA offers. We prefer to do "What OVA Offers" with a version of "Supporting Survivors." To request a presentation please fill out the form on this page: www.colorado.edu/health/health-wellness-presentations-and-outreach. If you have any questions call 303-492-8855 or email email@example.com. All presentations are currently available, but will be virtual for the time being.
- How can we support you and how to refer people to OVA
- Approximate time: 20 minutes
- Prefer to do this with the Supporting Survivors presentation
- The positive impacts of trauma-informed support and how it can help a survivor heal
- Tips on responding to someone after a traumatic or life disrupting event
- A section can be added on trauma informed mandatory reporting for "responsible employees" (those required to reports sexual misconduct, discrimination and protected class harassment)
- Approximate time: 30-60 minutes, depending on if you want practice scenarios and mandatory reporting, prefer at least 45 minutes
- Information on what people may experience physically, emotionally and cognitively in the aftermath of a traumatic event
- How the brain and body respond to traumatic experiences, neurobiology of traumatic events
- Healing and recovery statge
- Presentation geared towards people already involved in a helping role or for a class discussing trauma
- Approximate time: 75 minutes
- Learn about vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and self-care.
- Explore barriers to self-care and attend to our needs in a new ways.
- Presentation geared toward grad students, staff, and faculty who work in fields/roles that can have higher vicarious trauma
- Approximate time: 60 minutes
- 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:
- OVA is part of the Supporting Student Resiliency Series for faculty and staff as well as the WellCU: Student Health and Wellness Certificate. Dates change every semester, please visit the link for up to date info.
- There are times when groups of people may be impacted by the loss of a member of the CU community or by a large disaster like mass violence or natural disasters. These circumstances may be difficult for some and not for others, and we all have various 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 as well as self-care, OVA staff, in partnership with either Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and or Faculty Staff and Assistance (FSAP), can facilitate or be present for these group resourcing sessions.
- These sessions are not to debreif the loss and are also not group counseling sessions. The goal is to discussed the various responces and impacts of loss and or traumatic events, learn about resources, and talk about self-care.
*Presentations can 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.
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) 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. The OIEC is responsible for three policies at the University of Colorado Boulder: Sexual Misconduct, Protected Class Discrimination and Harassment, and Conflict of Interest in Amorous Relationships. While OIEC is a seperate office from OVA, we like to share what they offer around education as sometimes we can partner with them on presentations.
Below are a few educational programs the OIEC offers. For a full list visit here. To schedule one of these specific OIEC sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call OIEC's main number at 303-492-2127.
- All incoming students to CU-Boulder complete an online version of this training. Staff and faculty are required to do a similar version of this when they start and again every three years.
- 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.
- Suitable for any group size, as beside the online offering, this can be requested for in person sessions.
- Length 1.5 hours
- All incoming students receive this training during Fall Welcome and can be offered to other groups, meetings and or departments.
- This is an education and skill-building program to train people in bystander intervention. Explore factors that promote or prevent helping behavior and practice skills for intervening effectively.
- In partnership with other programs, OIEC can 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)
- Suitable for any group size.
- Length: 1 – 1.5 hours
- 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 email@example.com or call OIEC's main number at 303-492-2127.