Introducing the NEW Sexual Violence Response Protocol and accompanying website (svrp.mcmaster.ca):
McMaster University has implemented a Sexual Violence Response Protocol (Response Protocol) http://svrp.mcmaster.ca/docs/svrp-sept-2015.pdf which sets out guidelines for how staff, faculty and students can provide a consistent and supportive first response to individuals who disclose sexual and gender-based violence.
Accompanying the Response Protocol is an easily accessible website that outlines the steps in the Response Protocol, and that will direct survivors to available supports and resources both on and off campus.
Meaghan Ross, Sexual Violence Response Coordinator, will be introducing the Response Protocol and website at three general information sessions happening on campus in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC).
MONDAY DECEMBER 7th 12:30-2:00PM in MUSC 224
MONDAY DECEMBER 7TH 5:50-7:00PM in MUSC 313
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9TH 3:30-5:00PM in MUSC 224
All staff, students and faculty are welcome to attend one of the above sessions in order to learn more about available resources for survivors, and their supports.
Please contact Meaghan @ rossm4@mcmaster to register for the session you’d like to attend and to discuss any accessibility concerns. When registering, please provide your name and contact information.
Meaghan is also available to provide more in-depth information about the Response Protocol and website via a training workshop for your department, organization or team.
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