Presentations

Welcome! If you would like to schedule a presentation for your organization, please call the Office of Victim Services at (352) 392-5648, Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

If you have another topic of interest not listed below, we do have additional presentation material available.

Sexual Violence

This presentation will look at the legal definition of sexual battery in the state of Florida. Legal issues will be explored regarding reporting and prosecution of sexual battery, as well as what is involved in the sexual battery medical exam and evidence collection.

This presentation will also explore the myths and realities regarding sexual battery as well as the different types of rape: date/acquaintance rape, stranger rape, marital rape, incest, and child sexual abuse.

The primary focus of this presentation is prevention and awareness of this issue.

Relationship Violence

This presentation will focus on the definition of domestic/relationship violence and its prevalence on the UF campus, the state of Florida, and the country. This presentation will focus on both the physical and the emotional components of relationship violence and the relationship between behavior and the “cycle of violence.” This presentation will ask the audience to participate in the discussion in order that we may have a better understanding of what behaviors are appropriate and which are inappropriate.

This presentation will also look at the legal issues regarding domestic/relationship violence, pro-arrest policies and “injunctions for protections” (restraining orders).

Stalking

An estimated 200,000 people a year are stalked in the United States, and it is predicted that 1 in 20 American women will become victims of stalking at some time in their lives. This presentation will focus on the legal definition of stalking in the state of Florida, and its prevalence at UF.

Typical behaviors associated with stalkers will be discussed as well as steps you can take if you are being stalked and how to possibly avoid potential stalkers.

The relationship between relationship/domestic violence and stalking will also be addressed in this presentation.

Volunteer to be a Peer Advocate

The office of Victim Services accepts volunteers to serve as Peer Advocates. Peer advocates are expected to commit for two semesters to provide outreach and education at campus events.

Volunteer to be an Intern

The Office of Victim Services accepts volunteers to serve as Interns. These volunteers commit for two semesters and provide outreach, education, and limited client contact. These volunteers have more access to clients records and client interaction.