Interested in joining a group or workshop?

To join a group/workshop or obtain more information, please send a message via Patient Connect using the New Message button to “Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (Sexual Assault/ Trauma).” Select whichever groups you are interested in, and a SARP staff member will reach out to you to confirm. If this is your first time at SARP, please leave your availability for a brief intake appointment in the message box. Feel free to call our office at 617-353-7277 with any questions you have. If you are currently meeting with one of our clinicians, you can ask them about joining a SARP group.

Spring 2023 Groups

Complicated Relationships and Sexual Assault Survivors Group:

This group is intended for students who are concerned about a romantic relationship and/or who have survived sexual assault. The group is a space for individuals to come together to lend mutual knowledge and support. The group will discuss the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, provide support for those in a relationship they identify as problematic, and build skills to manage and navigate intimate relationships. It will also provide knowledge of the impact of sexual assault as a tool for healing, create space to share experience and skills with other survivors, and facilitate dialogue with other survivors about their experiences. The group is open to all students regardless of sex, gender, and sexuality. 

Date: Started Friday, February 3, 2023 [Now Closed for the Spring Semester]

Time: Fridays 3:30-4:45PM

Location: SARP, 930 Commonwealth Ave.

Led by: Amie Piekarz

Overcoming Family Challenges Support Group:

This is a support group for students experiencing complicated, strained, or unsupportive relationships, disownment, or estrangement from a single family member, multiple members, or their entire family. The focus of the group will be for members to talk about their experiences of estrangement and develop coping skills. Other topics will vary based on interest. This group is open to all BU students; LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC students are especially encouraged to attend. Offered in partnership with the Queer Activist Collective and Together Estranged.

Date: Started Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Time: Tuesdays 5:15-6:30PM

Location: SARP, 930 Commonwealth Ave.

Led by: Rachel Gulick 

Trauma Support Group for Graduate Students:

This group will meet weekly with the goal of providing community and peer support for graduate students who have experienced trauma. The group leader will provide education on trauma responses and coping strategies. This group is open to graduate students regardless of sex, gender, and sexuality.

Date: Started Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 [Now Closed for the Spring Semester]

Time: Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Led by: Madeline Wigon 


For other educational and support groups please see those offered by Behavioral Medicine.

For those interested in mindfulness programming, Health Promotion & Prevention offers some options. Learn more.