The CWP offers a variety of programs dedicated to educating the university community on interpersonal violence. Students, faculty/staff, and organizations can request the workshops and programs listed below, or request a custom presentation. To request a training, please complete this form.
After an experience with dating violence, many survivors will seek out a friend or someone close to them for support. This workshop will prepare students to respond to a disclosure by providing effective support and information about resources. We'll discuss characteristics of dating violence, warning signs, useful tips and phrases to start a conversation, self-care and boundary setting, as well as resources for students impacted by interpersonal violence.
Consent is a normal and necessary part of sex. In this workshop, we'll discuss when and how to ask for consent, techniques to check-in during a sexual interaction, and communication tips to increase safety and pleasure. Students will learn the definition of consent, verbal cues and body language, and how to apply practical communication skills in their sexual relationships.
Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy that focuses on the powerful role students, faculty, and staff can play as bystanders. In this training, participants will learn skills to intervene in high-risk situations by identifying warning signs, personal and social barriers to intervention, and safe and effective intervention options. Through education, awareness and skills practice, Green Dot participants are equipped to react and intervene in high-risk situations resulting in the ultimate reduction of interpersonal violence in our community. What's your Green Dot?
In this workshop, we will discuss stalking through the lens of the popular Netflix show "You" to identify examples of stalking behavior commonly depicted in popular culture. The goal of this discussion is to explore the representation of stalking in the media and how it impacts our ability to identify stalking behavior appropriately. Students will learn how to differentiate between romantic pursuit and stalking, classify different types of stalking behavior, and get more information about reporting options on campus.
Around 91% of college students are or have used dating apps, and it's important that we are safe as we navigate our dating lives. In this interactive workshop students will explore what they are looking for while dating, red flags, online dating safety, and setting boundaries. These skills apply to all relationships including romantic, sexual, and other personal relationships.
Interpersonal violence is prevalent on college campuses, and it's important we have a shared language to define it. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the most common forms of interpersonal violence impacting college students such as sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The focus of this presentation is on warning signs of violence, tips to support a friend, and an overview of campus resources including confidential and private options.
In this workshop, we will discuss the relationship spectrum and strategies for identifying healthy vs. toxic (unhealthy) relationship characteristics. Students will learn about power and control, setting boundaries, healthy communication, and practicing consent. These skills apply to all relationships including platonic, romantic, sexual, and other personal relationships.
Rape culture is the social environment that allows sexual violence to be normalized and justified. In this workshop, students will explore pervasive issues surrounding rape culture from media influences and victim-blaming to legal challenges. We will discuss rape culture and the intersections of oppression, and systemic problems that contribute to it’s persistence. The goal of this workshop is to understand rape culture and spark change by dismantling it.
After experiencing interpersonal violence, most survivors seek out a friend or a loved one for support. This workshop will provide a compassionate and informative discussion on creating safe spaces for survivors, and understanding the diverse needs of individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence. This workshop aims to equip attendees with the tools needed to support survivors by recognizing the importance of active listening, validation, and fostering a survivor-centered support system.
The Red Zone is a period spanning the start of fall semester through Thanksgiving break where statistically more than 50% of all sexual assault incidents occur on a college campus. We can end the Red Zone as a community by being involved, learning, and being an active bystander.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) is nationally recognized in October. This month is dedicated to raising awareness for all forms of relationship violence and creating a supportive community for victims/survivors.
Stalking Awareness Month is nationally recognized in January to raise awareness and coordinate efforts to prevent stalking in our community.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is nationally recognized in April. Throughout the month, the CWP will host workshops to promote resources and build a supportive community for victims/survivors of sexual assault and all forms of interpersonal violence.