Toolkit

Responding to Critical Incidents of Sexual Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions

2023

Responding to Critical Incidents of Sexual Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions

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This toolkit was developed by Courage to Act, led by Possibility Seeds.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

Strong communication is so important in coordinating prevention and response efforts around gender-based violence (GBV).

This workbook is designed to assist in creating a well-planned response to a critical incident and details the steps for the Coordinated Response Team before, during, and after a critical incident. Both in creating the plan and executing it, the function of the Coordinated Response Team is to Convene, Collaborate, Coordinate, Communicate, and Care.

  • Page 9 outlines the role of the response team, which is Convene, Collaborate, Coordinate, Communicate, and Care.
  • Page 26 discusses how the response team can create a communication strategy before an incident.
  • Page 40 highlights the importance of clear consistent and trauma-informed communication during an incident.
  • Page 48 has reflection questions to review the communications strategy after an incident takes place.

Khan, F., Eerkes, D., Elmi, A., Scanlon, S., & McDermott, D. (2023). Responding to Critical Incidents of Sexual Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions. Courage to Act. https://possibilityseeds.ca/strengthening-communication/

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