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New workshop, Seeking Safety, supports survivors of sexual assault

Oct 30, 2017

Ohio University is offering a five-part skills/support workshop for student survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Delivered by OHIO’s Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), the Seeking Safety series strives to help people attain safety and directly address trauma, without requiring survivors to go into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of their specific trauma).

The five-part workshop will take place Mondays from 3:05 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning on Nov. 13 and running through Dec. 11. Interested students may email  survivor.advocacy@ohio.edu  for more information and workshop location. 

"We are really happy to be offering this service to student survivors at Ohio University,” said Kimberly Castor, director of the Survivor Advocacy Program. “We wanted to provide a safe space for them to learn tangible skills that they can use as they recover from trauma. Our hope is that this workshop is useful to student survivors and can be offered again in the future.”

The Seeking Safety workshop is open to all currently enrolled female survivors, regardless of whether or not they utilized University services following their assault.  Funding for the series was provided by the family of a student survivor, in gratitude for the support their student received.