Module 4b provides faculty, staff, and administrators with information on how to support a survivor of sexual violence. In the section “Skills for Responding: Listen, Believe, Support,” you will want to include information about wellness and self-care resources for faculty, staff, and administrators.
Examples of wellness and self-care resources you can include:
- Mental health supports and services, e.g., Employee and Family Assistance Plan, wellness programs
- Information about on-campus support (debriefing or consultation) following a disclosure, e.g., through human resources or a sexual violence resource office
- Information about self-care, e.g., “What is self-care and how do I do it?”
- Workplace/employee training on topics such as preventing vicarious trauma or recognizing burnout
- Resources recommended by faculty, staff, administrators and students that work with survivors of sexual violence and/or provide training and support related to disclosures and reporting
- Apps and online resources
Self-care/wellness is a broad topic and it is not possible to provide a comprehensive list and such a list, if possible, would likely be overwhelming for learners. The intention of this section is to role-model the importance of self-care and to provide information about different types of self-care and the range of resources that they might wish to explore or find helpful.