Residence Hall Programs
Slice of Life
This program entails an 8- week interactive group-learning curriculum designed for dormitory residents. Participants meets bi-monthly for a slice of pizza and a conversation/debate about life issues including; violence, healthy relationships, consent, media influence, social change, gender images, activism and more. The program, facilitated by a Women’s Center educator, is designed to open dialogue and dispel myths on subjects pertinent to college students and our society, while offering inspiration and concrete techniques and strategies for creating social change and coping with campus life.
Classroom or Residence Hall Programs
The following programs are suitable for classroom or as workshops for residence halls and can be stand-alone programs or presented in a series:
This program helps students explore the elements of healthy dating relationships, through interactive games and discussion then moves to a compete definition of unhealthy and abusive behaviors. Students learn to recognize the warning signs (red flags) of abuse, where and how to get help for themselves or others, and skills for maintaining healthy boundaries. Students gain knowledge of the prevalence of abuse in our society, how it is perpetuated, as well as a deeper understanding as to how they can create social change to combat abuse.
This interactive workshop explores issues of sexual assault, boundaries, and tips for staying safe on campus or off and how we can all become agents of change in a culture of rape. This workshop can be done with single-gender audiences or combined genders. Through a series of activities, video clips and interactive technology students will learn the legal definition of sexual assault, the warning signs of a potential threat, the meaning of consent, how a victim may feel and where and how to get help. Further, students will learn skills and tips for maintaining their safety as well as suggestions for becoming an activist.
This program explores our societal definitions of gender, how each gender is portrayed in media and how our rigid definitions and societal pressures to conform contribute to violence in our relationships and also toward women and marginalized populations in general. This workshop utilizes games, video and print material to help students learn critical thinking skills and activism tools.
Eye of the Beholder
This program explores and defines sexual harassment and helps students to understand the damaging effects on the target as well as the community of their residence hall, the campus and the community beyond. Students will be able to recognize the three basic criteria of sexual harassment, how they can respond, as targets or bystanders and where and how to report this form of abuse.
This program explores domestic violence on an individual and societal level. Through lecture and discussion, students are introduced to services, dynamics of abusive relationships, forms of abuse, warning signs, the impact on individuals, families and society. Finally, students will learn how they can create social change around abuse in our society.
Sexual Violence - A Culture of Rape?
This program defines sexual violence/assault in all its forms while exploring if and how societal definitions, beliefs, laws, customs and media influences contribute to this “Rape Culture”. Students will learn through an anonymous, interactive technology system what those around them actually believe, how they act and react. This program is designed to look at social norms and help students think critically, understand and reduce their risk of victimization, how to intervene and how to create social change.
Anti-Bully Training for Teachers/Student Teachers
Attendees will learn the definitions of bullying, “mean behaviors” and conflict with regard to primary and secondary education. This program explores the dynamics of bullying regarding the bully, target, bystander and the entire school climate. This program offers tips and techniques for creating and managing a bully-free classroom, how to identify and address a bullying situation, how to speak to students and utilize lessons to reinforce anti-bullying and respectful behaviors and how to assist students to become “upstanders” instead of bystanders.
Trauma Sensitive Classroom
In this program, teachers and student teachers will learn the definition of trauma in relation to sexual abuse and domestic violence the effects on a child who has been a victim or a witness to such abuse. Attendees will learn the needs for healthy child development, the warning signs of a child of trauma and how to handle a disclosure. Attendees will leave with techniques and strategies for creating a classroom that is sensitive to the needs of all children.
All programs are suitable for college and adult populations. Please call for more information, additional programs or for scheduling.
Contact: Kelly Mullins 203-731-5200 ext 233