Prevention and Response Services
Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19
What sexual violence support services are available?
The Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator is available to receive disclosures, to provide supports and referrals, and to help advocate for accommodations. She is available by email, phone, and video conferencing. To connect with her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about community supports for sexual violence?
Every agency will have their own response to this situation. Please check up on individual agency’s availability through their websites and social media. If you have an upcoming appointment, it may be cancelled, call ahead to make sure. Many agencies are making use of phone and video options for continued support.
Is the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) still open?
For health and safety reasons, KSAC has cancelled all in-person programs and in-person supports including individual counselling. The 24/7 crisis line remains available and extended weekend webchat hours are available.
The 24/7 crisis line is: 1-866-298-7778
Discover more on their website.
What if I want to report sexual violence to the University?
Security is still available while the University is operated with a reduced campus presence. Security remains able to accept reports and complaints, support you with referrals, and can support you with safety planning. Please call the office and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. The phone number is 705-748-1328.
How do I keep myself safe during social distancing? I feel isolated.
We are going to get through this as a community. Safety is the number one priority. Please practice your self-care as best you can, and stay connected to people who are safe and trustworthy through whatever virtual means you have available. If you would like to discuss safety planning, please email email@example.com. Also, as in most situations where you may have limited options, it can be a good idea to document the situation. Please only document unsafe situations if you can keep your documentation private and it doesn’t increase your danger. As always, if you are unsafe, at any time you can call 911 for help.
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Trent Welcomes Results of Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey
Trent University welcomes the release of more detailed results tables from the 2018 provincial Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey, and the insights it provides about this important issue in our society.
Read the latest Survey Results.
Sexual violence is an issue that impacts everyone. If you, or someone you know, have experienced sexual violence, there are supports available to you. The Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator is responsible for education around consent, empowerment, and raising awareness about sexual violence, as well as providing compassionate support and trauma-informed care.
The Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator provides the following support:
Have you experienced sexual violence? Whether it was recent or in the past, you have a place here at Trent to be heard and supported.
You will receive confidential, and compassionate support. We can work on alleviating distress, talk about coping skills, and enhance your overall wellness. Learn about your options for on and off-campus resources, and support to access them.
You can make an appointment via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (705-748-1011 x7792).
Do you have a student group on campus? Would you like to have a discussion on topics related to sexual violence and/or consent?
The Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator can attend your meeting or create a workshop just for your group. Your group can host a facilitated discussion, learn a skill like how to support a friend in need, or have an information session.
Do you want to learn about self-care, self-determination, and empowerment?
Workshops will be facilitated throughout the year. To join a mailing list for upcoming events and workshops, contact email@example.com.
If you have another idea or a suggestion of something you would like to see, contact Robyn Ocean.
All services are free to Trent students.