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January 15, 2015

Coming soon!

Sexual assault is a traumatic event that impacts women physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. This confidential group will offer an opportunity to meet in a safe environment to support one another in the recovery process. Group members will learn new ways of dealing with issues such as social pressures, relationships while healing from the assault, academic impacts and re-setting healthy boundaries. It will also address grief concerns that sometimes arise after an assault

January 15, 2015

Coming soon!

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center offers a therapy group for faculty and staff who have experienced sexual assault. The group focuses on triggers in the work place, as well as self-care, among other topics. The group is open to men and women. For more information on a similar group for students, visit this link.

December 16, 2014

Through the Office of the Provost, the Women's Center has recently received funding for an education outreach/prevention specialist for the Gender Violence and Social Change program, as well as a full-time counselor in residence with experience in trauma. We especially thank the Women's Leadership Council - the President's Advisory Committee on women's concerns - and Marcus Martin, the Vice President for Diversity and Equity.

December 08, 2014

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we are hearing from members of the University community who are confused by the ongoing media attention. Please note: False reports are extremely rare. According to a 2010 report, False Allegations of Sexual Assault: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases, about 2-10 percent of all reports are false.

November 24, 2014

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Rape is a vile criminal act, to which no individual should be subjected.

November 24, 2014

When Extended Family Asks Questions

October 01, 2014

Q&A with Dr. Iglesias reveals plans for new CAPS position, provides mental wellness tips

August 19, 2014

The Women’s Center staff was honored to be part of welcoming Fellows from the White House’s Young African Leaders Initiative this summer. Twenty-five of the Washington Fellows, among the 500 total in YALI, partnered with U.Va.

April 07, 2014

The National Eating Disorders Association Walk of Charlottesville continues to surpass prior years with raising about $10,000 this year, according to coordinator Clare Brady. The amount raised in 2013 was about $9,000 and about $7,000 in 2012.

February 21, 2014

Join the Women’s Center, co-sponsored with the U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns, for a week of fun events aimed at promoting body positivity and raising awareness about eating disorders around Grounds.

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