Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Contact information: Schedule a Zoom meeting with a staff member directly or email parc@brandeis.edu to request a meeting outside business hours.

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center’s physical office is closed, but services are still available to the community. Professional staff can meet via Zoom and Peer Advocates are available via online chat during their normal drop-in hours (Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm EST). The 24/7 hotline is also open, as always, at 781-736-3370.


Providing education, empowerment and support related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking.

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) is a confidential, student-centered resource serving all members of the Brandeis community who have been impacted by violence. We offer a variety of ways to engage with us focused on both prevention of and response to violence.

Prevention

PARC's Violence Prevention Education team offers a library of trainings which can be requested by any member of the Brandeis community.

Available trainings include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bystander Training
  • Supporting Those Impacted by Violence
  • Healthy Relationships: Consent, Communication, and Boundaries

Learn more about our Violence Prevention Education program


Advocacy

Peer Advocates

Peer Advocates are available for drop-ins, online chat, or by appointment to those who have been impacted by violence, as well as those supporting them, Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. during the academic year. During these hours, the office is staffed by two trained peer advocates. The services offered by these advocates include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Confidential one-on-one conversations (available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Italian, and more).
  • Support during the reporting processes to the Office of Equal Opportunity and/or the police.
  • Connections to both on- and off-campus resources.
  • Self-care and grounding exercises.

Please note that peer advocates are not counselors and cannot provide long-term support. Advocates can instead connect students to PARC professional staff or other resources for ongoing support.

Staff Advocates

Our two full-time staff members can provide more in-depth, ongoing advocacy. They can provide much of the same support as the peer advocates, as well as more details about reporting options, medical care, civil protection orders, and attend meetings with other staff members or faculty with you for support, for example.

You are welcome to meet with a peer advocate first, then ask to be scheduled with a professional staff person, or you can schedule with a professional staff person directly. Professional staff members work Monday through Friday, usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH A PEER OR STAFF ADVOCATE

Learn more about our peer and professional advocates


Resources

PARC seeks to engage the Brandeis community to normalize anti-violence by providing our own resources and connecting folks to others. There are infinite ways to do this work; below are a few options we offer.

Event Support

If you are hosting an event that addresses sensitive or triggering topics, PARC peer advocates can be present to support participants who wish to talk to someone during or after the event. If you would like the support of our team at your event, please fill out the below form.

REQUEST PARC AT YOUR EVENT

Learn More...

The Learn More section of our website is constantly updated with recommendations for articles, videos, and other scholarship related to our work. 

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