Faculty & Victim Advocates
College and university faculty teach about victims' issues and, even when a course is not directly about a crime victim issue, victimization issues can come up in class and can also impact student work. Faculty from diverse disciplines are educating themselves about crime victim issues and responding to victims in the classroom. They can add victim issues components to existing courses and programs, develop new victim oriented courses and programs, or increase the availability of victim oriented field placements.
Use our faculty guidelines to create a supportive learning environment for students, handle disclosure and provide appropriate support and referrals.
Victim advocates, State Victim Assistance Academy members, and all professionals who work in the field are likely to find our materials useful. The materials are especially useful to share with faculty and to advocate that their local colleges and universities adopt the materials for their course work - better preparing students for future careers and for taking a role in society that is sensitive to crime victim issues. Those working in the field will find our guidelines for faculty useful for promoting appropriate and sensitive faculty responses to students who are crime victims.