Module 1 : What to do when someone discloses an alleged incident of sexual violence



What to do when someone discloses an alleged incident of sexual violence

You’re at work and someone tells you about an alleged incident of sexual violence. Would you know:

  • How to react?
  • What to say and what not to say?
  • Which University of Ottawa policy to refer them to?
  • How to put them in touch with resources?

You’ll hear from Alia, Rebecca and Jacob about their experiences and explore each of the above elements as you learn how to better support survivors of sexual violence.

This University of Ottawa training program comprises two other modules in addition to this one (Mobilizing the Bystanders and an in-depth training program on how to support survivors). This training meets the requirements of Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at preventing and eliminating sexual violence and sexual harassment in Ontario.

Note: This training module features fictional characters that disclose and describe incidents of sexual violence. If you fear that this kind of disclosure could require you to seek assistance, contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program (1-800-361-5676). For further information on available resources, visit the Sexual violence: support and prevention website.

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