A part of our work to address sexualized violence on campus includes facilitating awareness through public education and community training. We offer workshops to various community groups on campus, including students, faculty and staff, and spend time to ensure our workshops are tailored to make learning accessible and relevant to participants.
Our workshops generally cover the following topics:
- Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
- Consent and Rape Culture
- Bystander Intervention
- Services Presentation
During our workshops we encourage collaborative learning as we generate tangible strategies to prevent sexual assault and harassment through an anti-oppressive, feminist framework. The two workshops most requested are Responding to Disclosures and Rape Culture and Consent. They are 2 hours in length.
Responding to Disclosures
This workshops is a primer to sexual assault and how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence in a way that is supportive, person-centered and trauma-informed. This workshop provides a foundational knowledge of sexual assault and consent, and explores social, cultural, and institutional factors that facilitate sexualized violence and affect someone’s decision to disclose. It reviews the Listen – Believe – Support framework of responding to disclosures. and reviews the resources available at the SASC, and elsewhere on campus.
Consent and Rape Culture
Our consent and rape culture workshop looks into what rape culture is, and how and why it remains so prevalent. This workshop provides participants with knowledge about what causes, maintains, and constitutes a culture accepting of sexualized violence. We examine the norms which uphold and normalize power, and discuss ways we can address the effects of it through centering a culture of consent.
This workshop provides participants with a foundational knowledge of what sexual violence is and discusses how everyone can be involved in sexual violence prevention through bystander intervention. There will be an opportunity to explore how you can intervene safely, and what the effects are of different intervention tactics.
This is a 30 minute presentation on SASC’s services and what supports we provide. We can add additional time for questions or extra information in combination with services provided.
Other topics & custom workshops
If you want to cover other workshop topics or cover multiple workshop topics in one event, contact us using the form below about creating a custom workshop for your group.
Ready to request a workshop? Submit an Outreach Request Form using the link below.