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October 30, 2018

In the wake of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, remember that the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is here year-round for members of the University community who are grieving or need support in coping with news of violence aimed at members of their faith or any other community that is important to their identity. We stand, as always, with all of our students, alums and colleagues working to create a respectful culture on Grounds and across the world.

October 11, 2018

Women's Center Announcement

It is a time of hyper-partisan politics and corresponding heightened tension around our everyday interactions, especially online. At the Women’s Center, we hear frequently from people looking for support as they seek to engage with the news in ways that are mindful of their personal resources.

September 28, 2018

reminder to breathe

Whenever sexual assault and related topics are receiving intensive coverage in the news, conversations at home, at work or school, and in the media are a strain on the many survivors of these forms of misconduct. It is important to take care of yourself at times like this. 

September 21, 2018

Connecting with Nature for Wellness & Balance

“Have you stopped to smell the roses lately?”

August 07, 2018

Most of us in the UVA and Charlottesville communities remember where we were or what we were doing during the events of August 11th and 12th in 2017. The horrifying events of that weekend had a significant impact on many, especially those directly affected by the violence and those dealing with current or past cultural and community trauma. 

April 23, 2018

Margaret Edwards New Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is pleased to announce that Margaret Edwards, LPC, will be our new Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services. As a counselor at the Women's Center since 2009, Margaret has provided individual and group counseling to UVA students, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community with a focus on helping clients who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

April 01, 2018

When you are in a relationship with someone who has been harmed, it is difficult to know how to help your partner while also managing your own reactions. Some of the reactions you may have are:

September 22, 2017

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center takes a trauma-informed approach to our work to support survivors of sexual assault and everyone in the community impacted by it. As our colleagues in EOCR/Title IX review the interim guidance issued today, we encourage students with questions or concerns to reach out for assistance. We also stand with all of our students working to create a respect culture on Grounds and across the world.

August 10, 2017

This piece was written by Director of Counseling, Charlotte Chapman, including information from Laura van Dernoot Lipsky.
 
 
When a traumatic event occurs, people can have many different kinds of reactions. The reason for this is that trauma shatters many of the beliefs people need to hold onto in order to function. Humans need to believe that the world is safe, people are trustworthy and responsible, and that they have some sense of control.

July 07, 2017

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with students, faculty and staff in expressing support to the LGBTQ+ members of UVA’s diverse community who are so essential to the vitality of our University. An environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes the goals of a modern public institution of higher education.

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