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College is a time of tremendous growth and opportunity, where our students not only gain invaluable life experience and education, but also create memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
But with these new experiences also come new challenges, and the risk of experiencing or perpetrating sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These individuals are typically friends, acquaintances, or partners. Its ultimate objective is to help colleges and universities create effective, comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
REACH will also provide accompaniment and advocacy for students and employees.
Students can contact Erin Kline at erinkline ucwv. For safety concerns or to request an escort while on campus, students can call campus security at any time. There are also emergency call buttons on campus, illuminated by blue lights. Currently, all students can access free counseling by contacting Rance Berry, the campus counselor at uc-counselor ucwv.
REACH not only provides counseling for survivors, but also advocacy and accompaniment. They provide shelter and advocacy for survivors of dating and domestic violence and they can be reached 24 hours a day at She grew up in Canada but moved to West Virginia almost a decade ago, where she fell in love with the state and its many hiking trails. Erin studied Sociology in college, and started her career in mental health, working with children and teens who had been sexually abused and assaulted. Through this work, she found that her passion was in prevention rather than crisis intervention.
She started working for a non-profit, where she worked in sexual and relationship health, preventing dating violence, and teaching healthy relationships. Accepting the job at UC was an opportunity that truly fit her goals and experience.
This person found her address and started sending her obsessive s and then showing up wherever she went. She finally involved campus security which made the stalker stop. Erin, too, has personal experience with the horror of being stalked. I would not have identified it as stalking at the time, but it absolutely was. He proceeded to call from unknown s and leave awful and abusive messages. He also called the dorm phone obsessively, and other residents complained, and she had to disable the phone. This went on for many months, and she had to let her RA know what was going on because she was scared he was going to show up at her residence hall.
Years later, her stalker was arrested for domestic violence when he physically assaulted his wife. As Erin reminds us, these crimes are often connected, and the abuse usually increases over time.
Stalking behaviors tend to escalate, with the average stalking case lasting 2 years. Many people end up moving to different cities or states to escape their stalker. It is also important to inform people of the resources available, so survivors can make informed decisions about what to do next. Erin has been working non-stop on the SAVE Program and the grant to inform students about these crimes and make the program known around campus.
Please follow us!! An online training module Sexual Assault Prevention EverFi will be disseminated and mandatory for all new and incoming students. An online training module Sexual Assault Prevention: Taking Action EverFi will be disseminated to all new and incoming students once they have completed the introductory Sexual Assault Prevention asment.
An interactive workshop Bringing in the Bystander will be available to UC students and employees times per year, in collaboration with community organization REACH. Bringing in the Bystander is an evidence-based prevention workshop that explores concepts such as victim blaming, rape culture, and consent.
Participants learn the importance of speaking out against social norms that support a culture of sexual violence, are able to identify potential risks in a variety of situations, develop empathy and support for survivors, and explore how to safely interrupt or intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence. Evidence has shown that Bringing in the Bystander is effective in shifting attitudes, cultivating senses of bystander responsibility, and increases likelihood of participants intervening.
Documentary screenings and other events will also be offered to students and employees. Residential students can reach out to their RAs if they are having any issues on campus.Sex dating in chelyan west virginia
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