Sexual violence prevention training that moves beyond compliance to create measured change.
Using my experiences as a survivor of sexual violence, I connect researched concepts of primary prevention to personal narratives, providing attendees a clear understanding of how they can help prevent sexual violence.
As a survivor, preventing sexual violence has always been personal. As a researcher, I’ve worked to transform how we discuss this conversation.
Live Virtual and Onsite Program that have a proven impact, from keynotes to prevention campaign planning to train the trainer.
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Making Compliance Personal
Getting students to care about and understand Title IX doesn't have to be difficult. Through my programs, I teach audiences to care about risk management and prevention by connecting it directly to their experiences in a bite-sized but approachable manner.
Consent Training that Feels Human
In theory, consent is easy. In practice, consent involves a nuanced situation that can shift in a moment’s notice. Consent cannot be over simplified. Through my research in studying boundaries and the creation of sexual values and expectations, I help students redefine how they are approaching the consent conversation.
Survivor Support that Goes Deeper
As a survivor, my work started because I felt powerless; I never wanted anyone to feel the same way. I know first-hand what it’s like to overcome an incident of sexual violence. Through personal narrative coupled with years of experience and outside certifications (because having a story isn’t enough when talking about this critical issue) I make sure to center my work on other survivors to ensure they feel like they can retake their power.
Making Prevention Personal
Pairing a powerful personal story of survivorship with years of research, this keynote empowers the audience to determine how they can personally help prevent sexual violence by addressing how they are setting consent boundaries to survivor support to tangible acts of bystander engagement that overcome barriers.
This program is perfect for...
- First-year or semester kick offs, especially in approaching federally mandated Title IX and NCAA training requirements from a survivor-centered approach
- Communities seeking to transform their sexual violence prevention efforts to target more specific issues and goals
- Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Athletics, Residence Life, or Student Government organizations who are leading campus or community focused trainings
- Office of Title IX & Equity Coordinators who are looking to complement their prevention campaigns
Students will take away...
- How to empower a supportive campus culture focused on preventing sexual violence, promoting healthy relationships, and efficiently using community resources
- The definition and different terms and actions involved with sexual violence, how these can impact an individual, and how to be prepared to address these issues within their community
- Bystander engagement skills that work for their specific community, overcome common barriers, and focus on Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary behaviors
- A clear understanding of the concepts of ethical consent, survivor support, bystander engagement, healthy relationships, and overcoming rape supportive cultures
Challenging and Redirecting the Impact of Masculinity
This keynote pulls from my research and work as a male-identified survivor to challenge how we are discussing masculinity. I provide the charge that masculinity can be healthy, only once we’ve honestly addressed the systems we’ve inherited that aren’t working. Through a frank and vulnerable conversation, I welcome all to the table.
This program is perfect for...
- Student organizations that support or have a male-identified membership focus including fraternal organizations and athletic teams
- Organizations or initiatives focusing on men’s health and wellness for their general community, including campuses hosting a Movember campaign (I'm a partner of the Movember foundation.)
- Campuses looking to address conversations involving power, privilege, and masculinity, especially those trying to better engage male-identified audiences around sexual violence prevention
Students will take away...
- A clear understanding of the concept of masculinity, how it intersects with their life, their own "masculine" values, and how to better discuss this topic
- The need to challenge traditional concepts of masculinity as correlated to behaviors that are causing harms
- Tools to better discuss, deconstruct, challenge, and support concepts of masculinity in their organizations
Award Winning Curriculum Design: Peer Education & Prevention Planning
Peer Education is recognized as one of the most effective methods from teaching primary prevention to undergraduate population. Working with partners such as Tulane, Indiana State University, The University of Findlay, the Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative, and more, I have created a peer education curriculum that meets the current learning preferences of undergraduate students. Customized to your campus within a week’s time, or fully customizable, this curriculum is tested, Title IX compliant, effective, and easy to deploy.
Our students are busy. COVID-19 has created a large degree of uncertainty. Sexual violence prevention efforts need to meet our populations where they are for the maximum engagement. This ready-to-deploy Peer Education program is designed around 20 micro-sessions, each comprised of 10 to 15-minutes of content that can be quickly learned by undergraduate facilitators. This model also makes the education easier to deploy into existing organizational events, team meetings, residence hall meetings, or first-year seminars.
With tweaks to tailor the content for your campus, this Peer Education program is ready to be deployed within a week and includes the following:
20 modules of curriculum covering five primary topic areas:
- Foundational Understanding of Sexual Violence
- Survivor Support
- Bystander Engagement
- Consent & Healthy Relationships
Each Module is a 10 to 15 minute snippet of micro-learning focused on one particular goal, each meets two to three specific learning objectives
Contains segments of Learning, Discussions, and Activities.
Setting up the program is designed to be as easy as possible and includes the following resources to best help your team:
From facilitated workshops for student affairs teams to organization or campus-wide keynotes, your Live Virtual events deserve a dedicated and engaging focus.
As an eSpeaker's Virtual Certified speaker, I create an engaging experience from the second our sessions go live. Through activities, breakout rooms, audience polling, and a focused energy, I create a unique virtual experience that will leave your students clear about their role in preventing sexual assault.