Evaluating Existing SV Training and Resources

Many PSIs are adapting existing SV training and resources to their own contexts. The activities in this section are intended to support PSIs in identifying key elements of effective SV training and resources. The activities can be used to evaluate a specific type of training or resource under consideration or to inform a comprehensive approach to the implementation of an institution’s overall SV program.

Principles for SV Training and Resources

Eight Key Principles

These eight principles are described in the glossary at the end of this resource. If any of these principles are new to you, review the glossary before proceeding further.

  1. Accessibility
  2. Culturally Located
  3. Decolonial Approach
  4. Evidence-Informed
  5. Gender-Inclusive
  6. Intersectionality
  7. Survivor-Centred
  8. Trauma-Informed

Currently, PSIs are using a range of principles, philosophies, and approaches to guide their selection and use of resources to support their work in preventing and responding to SV on campus.

In December 2019, a working group of experts in the field of SV met to discuss the development of SV training and resources at PSIs in B.C. The group included staff, students, and faculty actively involved in SV activities at their respective PSIs. Following the meeting, the working group met through an online community of practice to identify key principles and essential considerations (see Eight Key Principles) that they believe are central to addressing issues of SV and providing effective training. The principles capture both the “how” and the “what” of effective training resources, i.e., “What are we doing and how are we doing it?”


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