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Queer Support Group

hugs_logoFrom Abi Colbert-Sangree ’18:

Queer or questioning? Hey there! We’re a lovely group of queers and we’d love your company on next Monday or any Monday night. Picture this: you walk into the QRC, sit in a cozy chair, and meet some cuties! Sometimes we even drink tea or craft while we chat. Low pressure. Come hang out! Bring a pal!

(Facilitated by Aiden Bardos, Abi Colbert-Sangree, Eero Talo.)

Date: Mondays, beginning October 5
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 2nd Floor

WESupport Support Groups Survey

Claire Wright ’16 asks you to take a survey about support groups:

Want a safe space to talk about different topics? Not sure there is a support group that is right for you? Well now you get a chance to pick what support groups will be available next year at Wesleyan!

WESupport, a student-run group that will provide office hours, support groups, and TAs for CAPS’ WESupport training, is planning out which support groups to run next year. Follow the (one-minute) survey to select support group topics you would like to see at wesleyan or give us an idea for your own.

Here’s the link to the survey.

New Support Group For Survivors of Sexual Assualt

Sexual assault is an issue that touches all of our lives; whether we have experienced it personally or have a friend who has been sexually assaulted.

WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?

Any sexual act that occurs without choice and consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.

FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT:

* Physical force and injuries do not need to be present for it to “count” as a sexual assault. In most cases, physical violence is not used, instead the survivor is threatened or pressured into doing something he or she doesn’t want to do.
* It is considered sexual assault if the survivor is unable to give consent because s/he is incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol. If a person is intoxicated, they cannot give consent.
* Most survivors know the person who assaulted them.
* Healing is possible.

Dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault is hard to do alone. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Group (SASS) is a place where sexual assault survivors can regain their power through connection with other survivors. If you have been sexually assaulted, either as an adult or as a child, and would like to connect and heal with the support of other survivors, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services and schedule an intake appointment with Alysha B. Warren at 860.285.2910. The sexual assault does not have to have occurred on Wesleyan’s campus. If you have experienced a sexual assault, we invite you to begin your healing process in the company of other survivors. The group will be held on Wednesdays beginning October 19th from 6:30-7:45p.m. (location to be announced).

The group will be facilitated by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, and Maggie Cohen ’12, Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) Intern. Their role in the group is minimal as group topics are dictated by members and their unique experiences.

Student-run eating disorder support group

Martha Tenney ’09 writes:

We are starting a group for students with eating disorders or disordered eating, and their friends and allies. We hope to create a supportive and welcoming environment for anyone struggling with these issues at Wesleyan, which can sometimes be an alienating and hostile environment. We are in no way affiliated with OBHS, and we promise a safe and confidential space to discuss issues. If you have questions, or would like to come but can’t because the time is inconvenient, email mtenney@wes.

Date: Monday, Nov. 3
Time: 9:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108