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Workshop and training requests

The Women’s Center provides a variety of engaging, interactive workshops centered around ending interpersonal violence on our campus. Workshops can be customized to meet the needs of your group or class.  If you don’t see a workshop that meets your needs, contact us and we can work with you to create something.

 

Staff led workshops

These are engaging, interactive, activity and discussion based workshops on a variety of gender equity and social justice issues. Women’s Center staff or trained peer educators provide customizable, high-quality discussions based upon your needs and interest. Most of our workshops are designed to fit within a 50 minute window. Depending on your needs and focus we can adjust the content to fill as little as 30 minutes or as much as 120 minutes.

  • IPV on A College Campus (90 minutes)
    Research shows that individuals ages 18-24 are the most likely to experience interpersonal violence. This workshop will discuss the various forms of violence that make up interpersonal violence which includes relationship violence, stalking and sexual violence and analyze how these forms of violence may uniquely impact college students. Furthermore, it will equip participants to provide survivors with both on and off campus resources. Workshops can be tailored to specific populations and audiences upon request.
  • Supporting Student Survivors of IPV (Faculty/Staff): (90 minutes)
    Survivors of interpersonal violence are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and thoughts of suicide due to the impact that trauma has on their emotional and physical well being. Due to this impact, it is critical that members of our campus community support survivors following victimization. This workshop will equip participants with skills and best practices in supporting survivors of IPV in a trauma informed way as well as discuss on and off campus resources. Workshops can be tailored to specific populations and audiences upon request.

 

The Movement workshops

These are engaging, interactive, activity and discussion based workshops on a variety of gender equity and social justice issues. Women’s Center staff or trained peer educators provide customizable, high-quality discussions based upon your needs and interest. Most of our workshops are designed to fit within a 50 minute window. Depending on your needs and focus we can adjust the content to fill as little as 30 minutes or as much as 120 minutes.

  • Stalking 101:The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with introductory information regarding stalking. Learning objectives include:
    • Participants with gain a greater understanding of stalking
    • Participants will be aware of how stalking has been normalized in our culture
    • Participants will understand potential responses to being stalked
    • Participants will be able to identify a spectrum of behaviors that can be stalking
    • Participants will be aware of resources available on campus related to stalking.
  •  Healthy Relationships 101: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with introductory information regarding healthy relationships. Learning objectives include:
    • Participants will be able to recognize the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships
    • Participants will know that healthy relationships are attainable.
    • Participants will have an understanding of the seriousness and impacts of relationship violence in our community
    • Participants will have an understanding of multiple barriers facing survivors leaving unhealthy relationships
    • Participants will be aware of positive ways to support survivors of relationship violence
    • Participants will be aware of resources available in regards to relationship violence
  •  Sexual Violence 101: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with introductory information regarding sexual violence. Learning objectives include:
    • Participants will gain a greater understanding of rape, consent, and sexual assault
    • Participants will be aware of motivations for rape as well as
    • Participants will understand what it means to live in a rape culture
    • Participants will be able to identify barriers to bystander behavior
    • Participants will be aware of resources available on campus related to sexual violence.
  • Bystander Behavior 101:The purpose of this workshop is to help participants connect to their role as a bystander and identify ways that they can intervene to make our community a safer place given the obstacles they face. Learning objectives include:
    •  Participants will leave with an understanding of the role the bystander plays in reducing violence in our community and  cultural change
    • Participants will be able to identify personal barriers to bystander intervention
    • Participants will develop a toolkit of realistic interventions they can use as a bystander
    • Participants will be knowledgeable about the Women’s Center, The Movement and services offered.
  • Consent 101: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with information on consent and communication regarding sex.  Participants will learn what consent may look or sound like, and what it is not. This workshop also creates space for participants and peer educators to discuss how to navigate real life scenarios in which giving or obtaining consent may be complicated.
    • Participants will learn the definition of consent and sexual acts.
    • Participants will learn how to give consent and what it may look like when they receive consent.
    • Participants will become familiar with the laws both for the state of NC and the university regarding sexual violence.
    • Participants will be able to name at least one resource on campus.
  • Supporting Survivors 101: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with introductory information regarding how to best support survivors of interpersonal violence.
    • Participants with learn how to support survivors of interpersonal violence.
    • Participants will be able to distinguish between sympathy vs. empathy.
    • Participants will be able to name at least one resource on campus.