Self-Help

Relationships, Trauma and Consent

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VCU is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment free from sexual violence. For those who unfortunately have experienced sexual violence, VCU offers care and support and encourages them to seek this help as soon as possible; also, as time passes, important evidence may be lost. The VCU community can contact the VCU Police Department (which offers the You Have Options program),  VCU Health System Forensic Nurse Services (through the Emergency Department), and for students, the Wellness Resource Center (for confidential advocates), Student Health Services and University Counseling ServicesEquity and Access Services serves as the Title IX office for VCU and coordinates the university’s response to reports. Students can explore, in a confidential setting, available options based on individual circumstances, by contacting the Wellness Resource Center at MyOptions@vcu.edu.


Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Relationships

Compares and contrasts healthy relationships versus unhealthy relationships.


Romantic Relationships

Information on ways to manage the challenges of relationships and develop close bonds.


How To Handle A Breakup

From Everydayhealth.com – This link provides a short video on helpful tips to handle a breakup.


Love Is Louder

Love is Louder is a project of the Jed Foundation, MTV, and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood, or alone. It is a movement for all types of people who come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings them down.


VCU Sponsored Video On Consent

 

From VCU Wellness Resource Center – Video describing a metaphor for sexual consent.


Link To The Well's Resources On Sexual Assault

VCU Wellness Resource Center has excellent resources on sexual assault, as well as a sexual assault advocate.


Domestic Violence

Myths and facts about domestic violence.


Intimate Violence

Provides statistics on intimate partner violence.


Link To The Well's Resources On Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence

VCU Wellness Resource Center has excellent resources on Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence, as well as an advocate to help victims.


Domestic Violence Red Flags

Information on the warning signs of potentially abusive relationships.


Link To The Well's Resources On Stalking

VCU Wellness Resource Center has excellent resources on stalking and has an advocate to help.


Domestic Violence Survivors Program

Hosted by YWCA of Richmond