NSDP's CAMP(us) program delivers sexual harassment, bullying and sexual assault education to rural and Indigenous secondary school students in preperation for university.
Sexual harassment and assault is unfortunately not uncommon on Canadian post-seconday school campuses. Statisticaly, the highest risk age range for experiecning sexual assault is the 15-25 year old range and university assaults most often occur in the first semester of school, often within the first few weeks. A lot of this risk can be associated with students leaving their home support networks, friends and family and converging in an environment with a "work hard, play hard" mentality with high stress, isolation from supports and a steep social networking curve. Meeting new people, making a variety of new friends, dating and engaging in new social activities can be a fun and rewarding experience and university students create memories and relationships that will last a lifetime. But this is also a time persiod where people are out of their comfort zone and spending extended periods of time with people they don't yet know well. Mix in high stress, parties, substance use and new freedoms, and sexual assaults can occur.
NSDP works with secondary students in our region to ensure that our local, rural students are empowered with information and supports before they move away for campuses in larger city centres.
For more information on our CAMP(us) work, please visist our sister site www.campusassault.ca.
At this website students can find information on consent, supporting a friend, reporting options and they can access resources and videos. They can also search a database of sexual assault resources for BC and AB and find supports both on and off major campuses in city centres.
If you are a school or institution looking to book presentations with our CAMP(us) team, please call us at 250-847-9000 or email email@example.com
CAMP(us) in the Media:
Campus Sexual Assault Website Launches For Rural Students Heading to University - Star Metro Vancouver - Jenny Peng
New Campus Assault Website Designed To Help Rural, Indigenous Students - My Bulkley Lakes Now - Matt Fetinko
Northwestern BC Website Aimed at Safeguadring Students - Smithers Interior News - Rod Link
Fireside Interview - CICK Radio - Genevieve Gilbert