Consider the safety and well-being of survivors
Please remember to consider the safety and well-being of survivors before, during, and after your event. If the event will include a lot of disclosure about experiences of sexual or relationship violence, please consider talking with a confidential advocate from the PATH to Care Center about ways to create as much safety as possible prior to the event. Make a reminder of the event content at the beginning of each event. This is important for people who may have trauma triggers.
- Include information about the Care Line:
"The Care Line 510-643-2005 is a 24/7, confidential, free, campus-based resource for urgent support around sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, stalking, and invasion of sexual privacy. Advocates are available to support UC Berkeley community members as well as those who have been harmed by someone from the UC Berkeley community."
- Create space for participants to practice self-care, and ability for participants to opt-out at any time. Avoid calling directly on participants or creating environments with ‘forced participation.’