Navigating Digital Consent & Boundaries

The Five 5W’s of Digital Consent: topics to explore to ensure safe and consensual digital intimacy by Priya Senecal, MA, LPC (CAPS), Johanna DeBari, MA (SACE Office), and Seirra Fowler, MPH, CHES (WesWell) Want to learn more about the 5Ws? Click here to watch the creators of this infographic unpack each question for navigating digital … Read more

Finding Resources in Your Community

Community Resources As the academic year ends, here are some tips for connecting with resources in your community. Local Advocacy Resources Find your local advocacy center.  Find your local advocacy center via this RAINN Database. Advocacy centers provide advocacy and counseling services, sometimes including court advocacy, hospital accompaniment, and virtual support groups. They also have … Read more

Resources for Navigating Zoom Bombing

  “10 Ways to Secure Zoom! Use a unique ID for Large or Public Zoom Calls: When you schedule a Zoom meeting, look for the Meeting ID options and choose “Generate Automatically.” Doing so plugs up one of the biggest holes that Zoom-bombers can exploit. Require a Meeting Password: One way to protect the meeting … Read more

Survivor Support Groups for Students

Hi Everyone, Below please find information about some support groups for those who have experienced harm being offered in our community. For the first group facilitated by YWCA of New Britain, this is a psycho-educational group and folks are welcome to join next week after filling out this tinyurl and speaking with an advocate. For … Read more

Know Your Title IX Resources

Know your rights, resources, and options in navigating support both on and off campus under Title IX, even in our new reality of social-distancing and distance-learning! What is Title IX? A federal law passed in 1972 challenging gender-based discrimination in an education program or activity. It applies to all educational institutions who receive federal funds … Read more

Neurobiology of Trauma

Based on how trauma affects our brains and bodies, how a survivor recounts their narrative may not be exactly how we expect. For this reason, it’s important to think about the neurobiological impacts of trauma, and how this will inform how a survivor may share their narrative and connect to their experience. Brain Anatomy When … Read more