Prevention is possible.
Everyone plays a role in preventing sexual violence. Primary prevention of sexual violence stops violence before it happens and requires addressing the root causes of violence. We can do this by creating communities where people feel safe and respected, and by promoting safe behaviors, healthy relationships, and respect for others.
Sexual violence is a form of oppression and is deeply connected to other types of oppression, including racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, xenophobia, and others. Oppression is based on a need for power and control and results in one group experiencing more privilege than others. These forms of oppression often work together to silence victims of abuse and can make it difficult for victims to seek help. Ending sexual violence requires looking critically at all different forms of oppression and working to end violence in all its forms.
Below, you will find a variety of trainings that may benefit your program, school, or agency. You will be bringing additional awareness to the important, but often unspoken issue of sexual violence. Let us help you empower your staff, students, and/or faculty and shine a light on an issue that impacts 1 in 5 Connecticut residents (CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence).
All trainings are tailored to your specific needs, making both length and content negotiable. Fees are negotiable on a sliding scale, when appropriate. In addition to the trainings listed below, here is some more information about prevention and awareness training and training for K-12 students. For more information or to schedule a training, please contact Amanda Mendoza at 860-225-4681 x208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click through below to see some of the trainings we offer.
In this program, we discuss state and federal sexual harassment law, the different forms of sexual harassment, and steps to take as a coworker or supervisor if someone is being sexually harassed. Participants will discuss appropriate behavior and ways to intervene if they witness someone being sexually harassed. This program is recommended for professionals.
This training explores the realities of sexual abuse and the impact of sexual abuse on children. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, case studies, and scenarios, participants will learn about the dynamics of child sexual abuse, including the grooming process often used by offenders, and the impact of trauma on children. They will understand best practice for responding to a child who discloses abuse and will be able to identify the barriers children face in disclosing abuse and accessing resources. The training concludes with a discussion about sexual abuse prevention, including examples of successful prevention efforts and conversation about how to implement prevention efforts in youth-serving organizations. This program is recommended for K-12 faculty and staff and other youth-serving professionals. This is a condensed version of our full day professional development training.