Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

SAPAC's Holly Rider-Milkovich Speaks on Trigger Warnings

The Georgetown University Law Center hosted a day-long conference on sexual assaults on college campuses. This portion included a panel discussion with sexual assault prevention experts from the University of Michigan and Montclair State University who outlined their research findings on the use of content notices or “trigger warnings” to alert students of potentially disturbing academic material. In addition, University of Oregon law professor John Bonine discussed the benefits and risks of reporting sexual assaults on college campuses.




Resources for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Survivors

The Body and Trauma
  • In situations of trauma the neocortex (or"thinking brain") shuts down and problem-solving abilities are harder to access.
  • Survivors often blame themselves for not acting or avoiding the situation, when sometimes what is happening in the brain during a traumatic event will not allow them to fight back.
  • The functioning of the brain during and after trauma may cause survivors to experience flashbacks unexpectedly.

Updates on the Summer Policy Trainings

On behalf of the policy training team, thank you for taking the time to attend the trainings that SAPAC, OIE, and DPSS conducted this summer on the newly revised University of Michigan Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. We are proud to report that as the summer comes to a close, nearly every staff member in Student Life has received training on this important subject matter. Your support and active participation were key to the success of the trainings!


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