Professional Training Topics
- Sexual Assault 101/Sexual Assault Victimology and Survivor Sensitivity - Statistics and prevalence of sexual assault and its various forms. The presentation focuses survivor sensitivity, best practices for working with survivors and available community resources.
- Bullying, Sexting, Teen Dating Violence - This presentation is designed to examine the prevalence and consequences of these activities as well as providing adults with warning signs and how respond. The topic also includes primary prevention and bystander roles for combating violence.
- Jenna's Law - Jenna's Law requires that all educators and staff in public schools and open enrollment charter school as well as childcare facilities receive training on prevention and awareness of sexual abuse and other maltreatment. The Rape Crisis Center has designed presentation to fulfill both school and childcare requirements; preparing attendees to prevent, recognize and appropriately react to child sexual abuse.
- Human Trafficking - This presentation is briefly included as a part of our Sexual Assault 101 training, but can also be a "stand-alone" training. It focuses on both domestic and international sex trafficking; possible signs that might indicate a person is being trafficked, and statistics are discussed. Mental health implications and survivor sensitivity as well as resources to connect victims to services are provided.
The Center's Education Department is trained to provide professional training on a variety of other topics and develop customized trainings as necessary. For more information about scheduling a professional education session please contact Jennifer Tristan, Education Coordinator.
Promoting Positive Youth Development - Prevention Education Programming
This program uses a comprehensive approach to preventing and, ultimately, ending sexual violence in our community through the provision of interpersonal violence prevention curricula for youth, their parents, and other adult influencers in youths' lives. The project uses research-based prevention strategies to increase knowledge of interpersonal violence; increase participant's skills to connect bystander intervention, power structures, and media literacy to interpersonal violence; and, increase skills in developing a plan of action for the prevention of interpersonal violence in schools and in the community.
Adult Multi-Session Training Curricula
This training can be presented in a multi-session format and/or single session for youth serving professionals, faculty and administration and/or parents in a community-based setting. The content is also customizable depending upon the audience, for example for parents, youth serving professionals, teachers and coaches, administration and counselors, and other faculty.
The curriculum is collateral in nature to the material presented to youth in the multi-session format, as a means of reinforcing those learning objectives with the adult influencers in their lives. Topics include Bullying, Bystander Empowerment, Sexting, Brain Development and Outside Influencers; Violence in the Media and Gender Socialization; and Power and Privilege.
Youth Multi-Session Training Curricula
(Can be customized for Middle/High School and
University Level students.)
The purpose of this curriculum is to strengthen youth by incorporating the 40 Developmental Assets that give youth positive qualities, skills, experiences and opportunities that are crucial in the development of young people. Based on more than four decades of research, the Search Institute found that there are 40 assets that youth need in order to grow into competent, capable, and caring adults. The Center's programming focuses on reflection on internal values, skills and beliefs that youth need to fully engage and function in the world around them; commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.
Sessions include a focus on interpersonal violence, gender inequality; deconstructing media messages; the role of bystanders; practicing bystander skills; and inspiring community change.
For more information about scheduling a prevention education session contact our Prevention Education Coordinators Kelsey Banton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Benavides at email@example.com