Our Crisis Line/Victim Advocacy
ASAP has two Peer Advocates on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the academic year (August - May), and during the summer. Advocates are available to speak with sexual assault survivors and concerned others during times of crisis, accompany survivors and concerned others to seek medical assistance, and to assist survivors in proceeding through the criminal justice and administrative systems.
ASAP presents educational programs throughout the academic year for residence halls, academic courses, Greek organizations, athletic teams, and student organizations. Programs focus on sexual assault prevention, the services provided by ASAP, how to respond sensitively to someone who has been assaulted, and what to do if you are assaulted.
ASAP provides a variety of brochures and handouts on sexual assault, sexual harassment, and dating violence. ASAP also distributes posters and bookmarks on sexual assault prevention and safety. A resource library is available to the campus community that includes books, videos, articles, and handouts on topics related to sexual assault.
Training for UNC Staff
ASAP provides training on how to respond to someone who has been sexually assaulted. This training is designed for staff who work directly with students, and are in positions where disclosures are likely. These groups include residence hall staff, health care workers, and teaching staff.
Peer Advocate Training
Each fall and spring ASAP conducts Peer Advocate Training, in which approximately 6 to 12 student volunteers are recruited, screened, and trained. The 35 hours of training provides an in-depth examination of the effects of sexual assault, crisis intervention, medical and legal processes relating to sexual assault, and services available to support survivors. Continuing education is provided twice a month on a variety of topics relating to sexual assault and advocacy services.
ASAP works with survivors, faculty, and the Dean of Students to facilitate the recovery of the survivor with minimal impact on their academic achievement. Without this intervention, many survivors drop out of school.