‘Find Your Resources’ aids victims of sexual assault

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can easily identify reporting and support services available to victims of sexual assault. Find Your Resources is a new, web-based, interactive flow chart that walks individuals through options step-by-step.

Find Your Resources is available on the Victim Advocate website. It is trauma-informed and responsive to each situation so individuals can easily access information. Find Your Resources reviews options for medical care, evidence collection, reporting options and support resources by asking individuals a series of yes-or-no questions.

All students, faculty and staff can use Find Your Resources to familiarize themselves with reporting options and resources. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use Find Your Resources for themselves or students.

This information is now available in a central location online. Find your resources provides additional information about each resource, to empower victims and those assisting them to make the most informed decision.

Find Your Resources is a service of the Victim Advocate created in collaboration with Nebraska Medicine-University Health Center, the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, the University Police Department, the Women’s Center and the Campus High Risk Behaviors Task Force. Student Involvement Marketing and Communications designed the website.

The university officially released Find Your Resources to the public on Oct. 6, 2017. The release coincides with the university’s Week Without Violence campaign.

“The Week Without Violence is a collaborative series of events that focus campus attention on the impact of violence on our community, and encourages prevention education for everyone,” said Jan Deeds, director of the Women’s Center. “Find Your Resources helps victims of sexual assault know their options and make informed choices.”

More details at: http://involved.unl.edu/gender/advocate