Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence (CTE2270)

Monday, May 29, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
Location: Online (LEARN and Zoom)
Facilitator: Kristin Brown (CTE) and Meaghan Ross (Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office)

Workshop description

TAs are an important contact for students - within the classroom, in tutorials, labs, and office hours. Often, you are the person students first connect with to seek academic help and accommodations, and in seeking support, students may disclose experiences of sexual violence that impact their academics and well-being. In this session, you will learn how to provide a supportive response and assist students in accessing further resources. Additionally, you will learn about your responsibilities regarding confidentiality, and where limits to your confidentiality exist. Lastly, you’ll examine your own attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs to understand how they impact responses to disclosures.

Time Commitment

Approximately 3 hours.

Module delivery

This online module consists of:

  • a set of asynchronous, self-paced tasks (approximately 1.5 hours) that must be completed before the synchronous session on Monday, May 29 before the live session
  • a live synchronous session in Zoom, that takes place on Monday, May 29 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.


Accessing the online module

This Fundamentals online module is located within the Fundamentals of University Teaching course in LEARN.

If you do not yet have access to the Fundamentals of University Teaching LEARN site, you will need to self-register for it. Please follow the directions on the Fundamentals self-registration webpage to add the Fundamentals course to your LEARN course list.

Please contact if you experience any issues accessing this course after following the above instructions.


This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.