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Supporting Student Survivors of Sexual Violence in Schools

Supporting Student Survivors of Sexual Violence in Schools

04may2:00 pm3:30 pmSupporting Student Survivors of Sexual Violence in Schools2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Tuesday, May 4th 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm Mountain Time
Presented By: Gina Lopez, Rural & Indigenous Communities Specialist, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Jenna Harper, Sexual Assault Response Program Manager, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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Register by April 24th to have your questions included in the presentation!

This webinar will explore sexual violence within the context of the classroom. We will discuss disclosures and the nuances of how to respond to a disclosure, youth rights, mandated reporting, confidentiality requirements, and virtual settings. We will also examine and provide some guidance around  trauma informed teaching to mitigate trauma and allow students who have experienced trauma to participate and access support.

Gina Lopez joined CCASA in October 2018 as the Rural and Indigenous Communities Specialist within the Programs department providing training and technical assistance. She is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towaoc, Colorado and had been the Program Coordinator and victim advocate for the Tribe’s first-ever tribal comprehensive victim services from late 2015 to 2018. With experience as a tribal victim services advocate and supervisor of prevention programs for domestic violence, sexual assault and suicide on the reservation. She is also the co-facilitator of NAUHZCASA (Navajo, Apache, Ute, Hopi, Zuni Coalition Against Sexual Assault) that provides for resources, information and support for providers and responders in the 5 Nations of the southwest. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Metro State University and enjoys being cared for by her amazing dogs Igsy and Olly.

Jenna Harper joined CCASA in October 2019. She has been working to address sexual violence since 2004, including working on a crisis support line, and providing clinical counseling and legal support for survivors in the U.S. and Ecuador. During her time in Oregon, she developed and delivered trainings for advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, SANEs, SARTs, Tribal communities, and universities. Prior to joining CCASA, Jenna managed a sexual violence prevention program targeting the root causes of sexual violence and promoting healthy relationships with high school youth, and training teachers. Jenna believes in working collaboratively toward the goal of supporting survivors, ending oppression, and preventing sexual violence. She has a Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Chicago.


This training is supported by federal grants 2018-WF-AX-0028, 2019-WF-AX-0053, 2020-WF-AX-0043 and 2019-WE-AX-0014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, through the Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice nor the Colorado Department of Public Safety. 



(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-06:00)