INSTRUCTOR STRATEGIES FOR RESPONDING TO DISCLOSURES OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS

  • Jennifer L. Root Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Rebecca Godderis Wilfrid Laurier University

Abstract

While increasing attention has been paid to the issue of sexual violence (SV) on university and college campuses, there is a paucity of research about how post-secondary instructors should respond to student disclosures of SV and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV). The limited amount of evidence suggests instructors who receive disclosures are often confused about their role in supporting students. We address this gap by providing a reflexive examination of autobiographical data, and mobilize this analysis to recommend a set of strategies for post-secondary instructors to use when responding to disclosures of SV and GBV in higher education.

Author Biographies

Jennifer L. Root, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Jennifer L. Root, RSW is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Rebecca Godderis, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Rebecca Godderis is an Associate Professor of Health Studies and Social & Environmental Justice at Wilfrid Laurier University
Published
2016-12-21
How to Cite
ROOT, Jennifer L.; GODDERIS, Rebecca. INSTRUCTOR STRATEGIES FOR RESPONDING TO DISCLOSURES OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS. The Canadian Journal of Action Research, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 3, p. 3-19, dec. 2016. ISSN 1925-7147. Available at: <http://jtest.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/article/view/283>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.
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Articles