Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Publication Date: 2018
Abstract: The development of effective prevention programming and comprehensive response to sexual and relationship violence requires a university-wide commitment to the values of trauma-informed practice, as well as a commitment to institution-wide use of promising practices in gender-inclusive and culturally-relevant victim/survivor-centered care and programming. Response to victims/survivors with current or past histories of trauma should be comprehensive and coordinated, both within the campus and with community partners. Developed by ACHA's Creating Guidance for Addressing Sexual Assault Task Force, this toolkit describes a public health model of trauma-informed care and provides guidance on engaging all campus constituents in creating a trauma-informed campus.