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McMaster community members who have experienced sexual violence or who receive a disclosure of sexual violence are encouraged to contact:

Who can access support through SVPRO?

Our services are available to all members of the McMaster community, including:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students
  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Medical residents
  • Volunteers
  • Visitors and visiting professors
  • Institutional administrators and officials representing McMaster University

What can you expect from the case manager?

Community members who disclose and experience of sexual violence can expect that the Case Manager, Sexual Violence Response will:

  • Consider safety measures that may be necessary
  • Refer the individual for medical services as needed
  • Actively and empathically listen to their needs and concerns without judgement
  • Explain the different reporting options available
  • Clarify commitments to confidentiality and its limits
  • Explain the difference between disclosure and reporting
  • Make a referral to police if the individual chooses that option
  • Conduct a complaint intake if the individual chooses that option
  • Assist with navigating any relevant University systems and procedures
  • Facilitate workplace, academic, and/or residence accommodations
  • Consider differing cultural needs and offer/refer to culturally relevant supports
  • Provide information about and referral to campus and community services
  • Liaise with relevant partners to ensure coordinated response and support
  • Facilitate ongoing assessment, planning, and case management
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