Center for Faculty Innovation

CANCELED: Strategies for Working with Student Survivors of Violence

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

This workshop has been canceled. It will be offered again as part of CFI's May Symposium on May 9, 2018.

In this workshop, faculty will learn about the impact of trauma on their students, particularly those who have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence. Faculty are often faced with responding to students' disclosures or watching as students suddenly begin to struggle academically without knowing why. After this workshop, faculty attendees will have a better understanding of the impact sexual violence has on their students and some practical strategies for engaging with student survivors effectively and empathically while creating inclusive, trauma-informed classrooms.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying the impact of sexual violence on student learning,
  • Applying trauma-informed approaches to teaching in the classroom, and
  • Utilizing trauma-informed responses to student survivors. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.


Arianna Sessoms, Prevention Coordinator in the University Health Center's The Well.

Jackie Heiber, Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy in the University Health Center’s The Well.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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