Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19
What sexual violence support services are available?
We are still available to receive disclosures, to provide supports and referrals, and to help advocate for accommodations. For immediate assistance, please contact Fleming Security at 705-749-5530 ext. 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To speak to a Fleming counsellor, please contact ext. 1527 or email email@example.com
What about community supports for sexual violence?
Every agency will have their own response to this situation. Please check up on individual agency’s availability through their websites and social media. If you have an upcoming appointment, it may be cancelled, call ahead to make sure. Many agencies are making use of phone and video options for continued support.
Is the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) still open?
For health and safety reasons, KSAC has cancelled all in-person programs and in-person supports including individual counselling. The 24/7 crisis line remains available and extended weekend webchat hours are available.
The 24/7 crisis line is: 1-866-298-7778
For more info here is their website: http://www.kawarthasexualassaultcentre.com/
What if I want to report sexual violence to the College?
We are still available to support you though understanding the multiple reporting options available to you, and all reporting mechanisms are still available. If you would like to report directly with a person, please connect with Greg Jefford, Manager, Student Experience at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 705-749-5530 ext. 1641 and leaving a voicemail. A phone or video chat meeting will be arranged. If you would prefer, the online report form is also available to you, and is configured to submit anonymously (Click here).
How do I keep myself safe during physical distancing/home isolation?
You are not alone in this feeling, physical distancing and staying home is difficult. The stress caused by this difficult global situation increases if you are isolating yourself in a place that you do not feel is safe for you. Safety is the number one priority. Please practice your self-care as best you can, and stay connected to people who are safe and trustworthy through whatever virtual means you have available. If you would like to discuss safety planning, please contact Counselling. Also, as in most situations where you may have limited options, it can be a good idea to document the situation. Please only document unsafe situations if you can keep your documentation private and it doesn’t increase your danger. As always, if you are unsafe, at any time you can call 911 for help.
Will there still be workshop/training opportunities?
YES! We are currently offering Level 1: Sexual Violence Prevention and Level 2: Bystander Intervention training’s in virtual formats. Other interactive events and workshops will be available throughout the semester so you can still learn and build you Co-Curricular record while campuses are closed! For information about training, please contact Debbie Harrison, Diversity & inclusion Services at email@example.com
Fleming College believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are cornerstones of success for both students and staff. Our promise is an inclusive community where we can Learn, Belong, Become. Our actions demonstrate that we are committed to removing barriers and actively evolving a culture of respect, recognition, and accommodation, as well as a celebration of each other’s’ unique contributions to Fleming’s learning and working environment.
Sexual assault and sexual violence are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We take seriously our commitment to support those who experience sexual violence, and we work diligently on campus and with community partners on programs, policies and resources to ensure that our campus remains free from sexual violence.
This website provides quick access to the information contained in the College’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedure. The Policy and Procedure provides resources to support individuals and groups who may be directly or indirectly involved in working with persons who have experienced sexual violence.
How You Can Help:
- Volunteer HERE: Opportunities to help speak out against sexual violence are available on campus. There are opportunities for multiple comfort levels.
- Don’t be a bystander: There’s always more than one option for a bystander. Take a stand safely and do something that you feel comfortable with.
- Stand up against sexual violence and sexism: When we ignore harmful jokes, we create an environment where demeaning words can turn into sexual violence.
- Be a part of creating a safer world: Consent matters. Only yes means yes.
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