Thursday, March 17, 2011

Recommend Dedicated Students to Assist Survivors of Sexual Violence

From UC News & the UC Women's Center: 

Help Recommend Dedicated Students To Assist Sexual Violence Survivors

Peer Advocates volunteer to provide campus and community advocacy services to victims of sexual assault on behalf of the University of Cincinnati. Applications are now being accepted.

Date: 3/14/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Greg Hand
Phone: (513) 556-1822

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati Women’s Center is looking for dedicated students willing to serve as volunteer Peer Advocates. 
“Peer Advocates provide confidential support to student victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking,” said Kim Fulbright, program coordinator. “They must complete 40 hours of training and their work is supervised by the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. “

UC’s response to victims of sexual violence is based on round-the-clock, confidential access to information, referral services and support, Fulbright said, and Peer Advocates ensure that students get the services they need.

Prospective Peer Advocates submit an application and participate in an interview. Applicants must have access to personal transportation.

“We’re looking for mature and dependable individuals,” Fulbright said. “Advocates must be able to actively listen and communicate. They should be non-judgmental and have an understanding of the needs of victims of sexual and gender violence.”

Once accepted into the program, volunteer advocates are trained in issues related to sexual violence through a 40-hour training coordinated and facilitated by the UC Women’s Center. 

For more information about UC’s Reclaim Peer Advocates, and to download a copy of the application form, see

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