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902-425-0122

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Informing parents/guardians

Develop a one-page document for parents/guardians of students that highlights key policy points and links to sexual assault resources and supports available in Canada.

From some of the students who participated in our focus groups, we heard that they would likely turn to their families for support following an incident of sexual assault. From others, we heard that their families were concerned about the possibility of their children experiencing sexual assault while abroad in Canada. Some participants expressed that they would like their family members to be more educated about SV/SA and how this issue is addressed in Canada. In all cases, it would be useful to provide families with information about key policy points and SV/SA resources available to university students in Nova Scotia.