ARISE provides opportunities for education and training to our entire Westminster community in a variety of ways. Interpersonal Violence (IPV) can happen in many forms, and it’s important for individuals to realize what role they play in building a safer and more educated community for all members. ARISE offers valuable information regarding awareness of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. They work to shift the attitudes and beliefs about sexual and relationship violence to build a more informed and empathetic community.
The following sessions are intended for use with students. Student organizations, RA’s, staff, and faculty can book these sessions to initiate the conversation about Interpersonal Violence on campus.
These sessions provide students with valuable knowledge and skills for engaging in healthy relationships while realizing boundaries, consent and communication. Students will learn how to see signs of unhealthy and abusive behavior in situations that may cause harm. Training on how to report incidences on campus if they, or their friend, become a victim of interpersonal violence is included in this session. These sessions typically run about 45-60 minutes and provide students with an overview of the following:
ARISE offers a comprehensive bystander intervention workshop that focuses on building skills and providing help as a friend or acquaintance. These workshops typically last about 45 minutes and give our college community tools to recognize when Interpersonal Violence (IPV) is taking place. They are currently offered in each section of Westminster 101, and can be booked for any classroom or student organization. The following are some of the skills taught in this workshop:
These 90-minute sessions will help everyone to understand we all play an important role in the intervention and prevention of interpersonal violence (IPV). It may be difficult to realize, but each of us will most likely be a witness, or bystander, to inappropriate behavior during our lifetime. You will explore reliable and individualized strategies that can be used to identify what level of intervention is needed. Some of the areas that are covered during training are as follows:
The intended audience for these sessions is faculty and staff. These sessions can be booked by any department. All members of the Westminster community have a role to play in eliminating interpersonal violence on campus and supporting survivors.
You will learn how to recognize when someone needs intervention, or general support, and how to locate and share resources with students or employees who need help.
This session gives an overview of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking that is specific to when these crimes are committed on campus. These sessions last around 45 minutes and can be tailored to specific requests. Some of the items reviewed include:
This training empowers the campus community by giving them techniques to respond effectively and in a trauma informed manner. This training is applicable to many and specifically to department chairs and supervisors as well as campus professionals who work closely with students.
These sessions last about 30 minutes and will give you the knowledge needed to navigate the resources we offer. The topics covered include:
If you are interested in booking a session for your student organization, classroom, staff or any other campus activity, please contact Jessica Mudger, Assoc. Director of Well-being Programs and Violence Prevention at: firstname.lastname@example.org; 724-946-7926.