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The policy might suggest some sort of danger

Facilitator: Why do you think [...] your aunt might think that having a policy against sexual assault at all at your school might suggest some sort of, like, unsafety, or danger?
Participant 1: Because [...] it's not really a resource that she ever had before and having something so, like, serious put into place might make her think that, y’know, there have been other [...] cases, or that they have to put this in place so heavily because this is happened so many times before.

Recommendations

  • Don't overhelm students with policy materials. Plan an approach to increasing policy awareness that provides essential information and resources at dedicated times and locations. Consider potential triggers when developing and implementing educational/awareness materials.