These services are available to those affected by sexual violence living in the Fredericton region.
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SVNB offers a 24-hour confidential sexual assault support line for anyone affected by sexual violence, or anyone supporting someone affected by sexual violence. The support line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
An SVNB volunteer can accompany you to the hospital where a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner can provide specialized care and also gather forensic evidence if you are reporting the assault to police. The SVNB volunteer can also accompany you to the police and court.
SVNB's professional counsellors offer individual counselling for all women 16 and over who have been affected by sexual violence, for example, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
SVNB offers counsellor-led groups for women or men who have experienced sexual violence and groups for non-offending parents whose children have experienced a sexual offence. The group provides a safe space to explore the impacts of sexual violence on their lives alongside each other.
SVNB offers school-based workshops, healthy relationships, and the prevention of sexual violence. Workshops seek to instill a sense of self-worth, self-efficacy and self-esteem, and promote the development of leadership skills to effect change in their community.
SVNB offers awareness and education activities with the intention of raising awareness of and eliminating sexual violence through societal change. These activities take the form of workshops, presentations, seminars and the development of resource materials on the issues of violence against women and children and sexual violence.
SVNB, in partnership with UNB, STU and NBCC, provides support, advocacy, prevention and awareness to the local campus communities.