Workshops and trainings

Workshops and trainings

The Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program offers a variety of workshops and trainings for all members of the UWB campus community. They are categorized into two types:

  1. Prevention workshops focus on culture change, preventing harm before it happens, and transforming our campus into a community free of violence
  2. Response trainings focus on skill-building in order to respond appropriately and with care and concern after someone experiences sexual or relationship violence

All workshops and trainings can be customized for students, faculty, staff, and student staff. Depending on the session and the audience, the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program will help you to determine whether it will be facilitated by professional staff or by peer educators through the Health Educators Reaching Out program.

Click here to view the workshop and training menu as a PDF, or scroll through it below.

Prevention Workshops

Level 1

Any class, group, or department may request a Level 1 prevention workshop. Level 1 prevention workshops can be delivered to an intact community (a group of people who exist as a community outside of coming together for this workshop), or as a one-time event open to a public audience. The content will be tailored to the needs of the group. Most level 1 prevention workshops can be delivered by staff or by peer health educators.

Introduction to Creating a Violence-Free UWB

Summary: An introduction to sexual and relationship violence (SRV), which can be customized to meet the needs of the group. Content will vary for groups of students vs student staff vs professional staff vs faculty vs mixed audience.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45-60 minutes (can also be delivered as two 30-minute sessions or three 20-minute sessions)

Orientation: Creating a Violence-Free UWB

Summary: An introduction to sexual and relationship violence (SRV), presented to first year and transfer students during their orientation to UWB.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45 minutes

Creating a Violence-Free Workplace: A Workshop for Student Staff

Summary: An exploration of how student staff can prevent and respond to SRV in the workplace
Group Size: Any
Length: 45 minutes

Level 2

Any class, group, or department may request a Level 2 prevention workshop, provided the same group has received a Level 1 prevention workshop within the previous calendar year. Level 2 prevention workshops can be delivered to an intact community (a group of people who exist as a community outside of coming together for this workshop), or as a one-time event open to a public audience. If being offered as a one-time event, the caveat should be given that participants ideally will have attended a Level 1 prevention workshop within the previous calendar year. The content can be tailored to the needs of the group. Most level 2 prevention workshops can be delivered by staff or by peer health educators.

Intersections of Harm: How SRV Intersects with Identity, Oppression, and Marginalization

Summary: Participants will examine their own identities and explore the ways in which power and privilege exist in our society. They will then use that framework to unpack the impact and prevention of SRV on micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Groups opting for the 90-minute version will also go through an interactive role-play activity.
Group Size: Any
Length: 60 or 90 minutes

Creating and Nurturing Healthy Relationships

Summary: This workshop helps participants to explore the lines between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive behaviors, and examines our own behavior as well as how to intervene when we notice potentially harmful behavior exhibited by others.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45-60 minutes

Consent 101: Setting, Paying Attention to, and Respecting Boundaries

Summary: Consent can sometimes seem overly complicated, but at its core it’s all about respecting other people’s boundaries. This heavily scenario-based workshop prepares people to set their own boundaries while listening to and obeying those set by others.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45-60 minutes

Building a Culture Free of Sexual Harassment

Summary: A heavily scenario-based workshop that helps participants prepare to identify problematic behavior and intervene before it escalates.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45-60 minutes

Level 3

Any class, group, or department may request a Level 3 prevention workshop, provided the same group has received a Level 1 or Level 2 prevention workshop within the previous calendar year. Level 3 prevention workshops are designed for an intact community (a group of people who exist as a community outside of coming together for this workshop; academic departments, administrative departments, and student clubs are examples). The content will be tailored to the needs of the group. Level 3 prevention workshops are only delivered by staff, not by peer health educators.

Violence Prevention at Every Level: Culture Change Across the Social Ecology

Summary: An interactive workshop exploring two primary concepts from the field of public health: the social ecological model and the stages of prevention. Participants will apply these theories directly to their community, and will leave the workshop with action steps to create culture change.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45-60 minutes (can also be delivered as two 30-minute sessions)

Using Social Norms Change to Prevent Violence

Summary: An interactive workshop that walks participants through the concept of social norms change and helps them start the process of creating a social norms campaign. Groups choosing the longer session will spend more time developing a data collection plan.
Group Size: 4-10
Length: 90 or 120 minutes (can be divided into two sessions)

Response Trainings

Level 1

Any class, group, or department may request a Level 1 response training. Level 1 response trainings can be delivered to an intact community (a group of people who exist as a community outside of coming together for this workshop), or as a one-time event open to a public audience. The content will be tailored to the needs of the group. All response trainings are only delivered by staff, not by peer health educators.

Responding to Disclosures

Summary: An overview of how to respond when you become aware that someone in your life may have experienced or been impacted by SRV.
Group Size: Any
Length: 45-60 minutes (can also be delivered as two 30-minute sessions)

Level 2

Any class, group, or department may request a Level 2 response training, provided the same group has received a Level 1 response training within the previous calendar year. Level 2 response trainings are designed for an intact community (a group of people who exist as a community outside of coming together for this workshop; academic departments, administrative departments, and student clubs are examples). The content will be tailored to the needs of the group. All response trainings are only delivered by staff, not by peer health educators.

Developing a Prevention and Response Protocol

Summary: An interactive session to guide an intact community through the creation of a protocol for how its members are expected to respond to incidents of SRV.
Group Size: 4-15
Length: 90 minutes (can be delivered in two 45 minute sessions)