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eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY Crisis Centre

Support Workers Team

Central to our practice is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where students can talk about their experiences, explore options and learn skills and tools to feel more present, grounded and engaged in their daily life.

Students who have experienced sexual violence can connect with one of our five Support Workers. The Support Workers are a multidisciplinary team who all have extensive trauma-informed training, and are dedicated to providing pathways for wellness and healing for any student at the university who has recent or historical experiences of sexual violence.

Our Support Workers approach each student with empathy and compassion, and from the standpoint of belief. We support students from diverse cultural experiences and inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations, and understand that each student’s experiences and needs are unique.

We understand sexual violence to include a wide range of behaviours that include verbal and non-contact forms of harassment in addition to nonconsensual or coercive physical contact. Our Support Workers offer a safe and non-judgmental space where students can talk about their experiences, explore options and learn skills and tools to feel more present, grounded and engaged in their daily life.

Every student is understood to be in the position to make the best decision for themselves about if and how they would like to tell their stories, whether they would like to make a formal report, and whether they would like access to further supports.

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