Support Groups

The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students who are survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. The purpose of the group is to offer information, options, support, relaxation, stress reduction exercises, and learn how trauma impacts the day to day struggles for students. The group serves as a welcoming and nurturing environment for each member to learn and grow from each other's on-going work towards recovery. 

Spring 2014:

Our current (Spring 2014) groups are for survivors of sexual assault or relationship violence.

Sexual Assault groups meet at 4pm Tuesdays or 1pm Fridays or 2:30pm Fridays.

Relationship Violence group meets Wednesdays at 3pm.

The groups are co-facilitated by Psychologists from University Counseling and Consulting Services along with Megan Close and/or Becky Redetzke Field, advocates with The Aurora Center. An intake appointment at Aurora is required prior to the first meeting attendance.

If you are interested in joining, please call Megan for an appointment at 612-624-0630.

 

For an Online community, visit:

Pandy's Aquarium
Online support group for survivors of sexual violence

Surviving Words:

"Dear Saturday Night,
I wish that you didn't have to exist...It’s been three years today that I was sexually assaulted.
I always wonder if I screamed loud enough, if I protested as much as I could have... While
that will remain unknown, you have given me the chance to say, loudly and unabashedly—
STOP. I will no longer be a victim..."
To Read more visit "Saturday Night: Untold Stories of Sexual Assault at Duke