LIFE AT WSU

  • Training Opportunities for Faculty, Staff & Students

    The Office of Title IX in collaboration with the SAVE Task Force offer on-going training and presentations for faculty, staff and students on a variety of topics associated with Title IX policies and Sexual Harassment Prevention.

    Trainings for Faculty & Staff


  • Trainings for Faculty and Staff

    Understanding Title IX and How to Support Students

    This training for employees covers Title IX policies, procedures and reporting requirements as well as how to utilize a trauma informed approach to support students when a disclosure is made. Facilitated by Jennifer Quinn, Dir. of Title IX and Sarah Valois, Sexual Assault Response Counselor. Training is 60 minutes in length.

    Upcoming Dates: to be announced

    Title IX - The Final Rule

    This training is for employees who have already attended the “Understanding Title IX and How to Support Students” training. This training covers the changes to the new Title IX regulations effective Aug. 14, 2020.

    Upcoming Dates: to be announced

    Faculty/Staff Led Distance Learning Programs, Title IX Training

    Per Clery Act and VAWA recommendations and Worcester State policy all faculty and staff who travel with students must attend a pre-departure training. Please refer to reporting your travel and scheduling your pre-departure training.

     

    Trainings & Presentations for Academic Classes

    In class training & presentations are offered on a variety of topics in a variety of modalities. We offer in person, online and remote programs. See the menu below for current offerings. In addition, if you would like a unique presentation please reach out to Jen Quinn or Counseling Center to discuss.

    You can also request in-class trainings and presentations for academic classes.

    We Speak Up (Bystander Education)

    A Worcester State University specific bystander intervention program drawn from evidence based programs such as Bringing In The Bystander and The Green Dot Program. This program educates our students with the skills needed to intervene and prevent incidents of sexual misconduct, relational abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health concerns and bias related incidents. Primarily implemented in first-year student classes but open to the community.

    One Love Trainings (Healthy Relationships)

    One Love trainings are facilitated by a member of the Worcester State SAVE Task Force.

    Escalation Workshop

    Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence helps students understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion. Total time: 90 minutes.

    Behind the Post

    Social media can skew our view of the relationships around us and, in some cases influence our decisions to stay in unhealthy ones. This workshop will explore all 10 signs of an unhealthy relationship. The 5 min. screening is followed by a 30-50 minute guided conversation.

    Title IX

    This presentation conducted by Jen Quinn briefly describes the history of Title IX and then dives deeper into the current Title IX policy, procedures and reporting options for students. Some statistical data is also discussed. Presentation can be modified for a 50 minute or long block class period.

    Stalking Education & Awareness Presentation

    In this workshop students will learn how to recognize stalking behaviors, characteristics of stalkers, effects on victims and how to support a friend who may be experiencing stalking. Statistics will also be discussed.

    Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Workshop

    In this workshop students will learn about the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses, the impact of traumatic experiences on survivors and the importantance of prevention efforts as bystanders. Education and information on affirmative consent may also be included depending on the class period. This presentation can be modified for a 50 minute or long block class period and is facilitated by a member of the SAVE task force.

    Consent Workshop

    Consent education is necessary as a primary prevention effort against sexual violence on our campus. This interactive workshop will help students understand what consent is and is not, the importance of creating a culture of consent on our campus, as well as how to practice it and make it a part of our everyday lives through our “I Ask” campaign. This presentation is geared toward a 50 minute class and is facilitated by a member of the SAVE task force. For longer class blocks it is recommended to combine with another topic such as bystander intervention, healthy relationships or sexual assault prevention and education.

    Trauma Informed Approach

    This workshop will educate participants about the prevalence and impact of trauma on those who experience it. Participants will learn the do’s and don'ts of a trauma informed approach including the way to listen to, support and empower those impacted while minimizing the risk of retraumatization. Attention will be given to the impact of sexual and relational violence although this approach is necessary in working with anyone who may be impacted by a traumatic event including the impact of racial violence and political injustices and the type of traumatic events discussed can be tailored to the class needs. This presentation can be modified for a 50 minute or long block class period and is facilitated Sarah Valois, Sexual Assault Response Counselor or another member of the Counseling Center.

    Everfi Courses (online)

    Campus Prevention Network - Seal of PreventionIf you are interested in requiring your students to complete any of the EVERFI courses as a class assignment please see the information below, and fill out the registration form.

    Upon completion of the registration form Jen Quinn will reach out for a list of participating students' email addresses, and will send them an invitation to start their assignment(s) on the designated start date. You will be sent a list of students who complete it the day following the due date.

    The courses available are:

    Alcohol Edu. Ongoing Education

    This course provides ongoing alcohol & substance abuse prevention training for students. There is a part 2 that would be completed 30 days later to measure attitudes and behavior changes and learning outcomes. (30 min. part 1, 5 min. part 2)

    Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships

    This course provides ongoing training that emphasizes healthy relationship skills, tactics for bystander intervention among close friends and survivor empathy. There is a part 2 that would be completed 30 days later to measure attitudes and behavior changes and learning outcomes. (30 min. part 1, 5 min. part 2)

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    This course shows students how to best display diversity, equity, and inclusion. There is a part 2 that will be completed 30 days later to measure attitudes, behavior changes and learning outcomes. (40 min. Part 1, 5 min. Part 2)

    Mental Well-Being for Students

    This course equips undergraduates with essential skills and information to navigate the stressors and emotional challenges associated with college life. This mental health course helps learners practice self-care strategies, recognize when they or their peers are in distress, and take action to find additional support. There is a part 2 that will be completed 30 days later to measure attitudes, behavior changes and learning outcomes. (45 min. Part 1, 5 min. Part 2)

    Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

    The RAD program offered through University Police is a free self defense course offered at the University. This course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and hands on self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. The University offers Basic RAD, Advanced RAD, Weapons Defense, and Keychain Defense classes. For more information, contact Donald Brickman (dbrickman@worcester.edu) or Brittany Rende (brende@worcester.edu).

  • Student Presentations

    Student presentations can be given via student organizations, athletic teams, residence life programming, etc., by filling out the presentation request form.

  • Available Student Presentations

    One Love Trainings (Healthy Relationships)

    One Love trainings are facilitated by a member of the Worcester State SAVE Task Force.

    Escalation Workshop

    Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence helps students understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion. Total time: 90 minutes.

    Behind the Post

    Social media can skew our view of the relationships around us and, in some cases influence our decisions to stay in unhealthy ones. This workshop will explore all 10 signs of an unhealthy relationship. The 5 min. screening is followed by a 30-50 minute guided conversation.

    Title IX

    This presentation conducted by Jen Quinn briefly describes the history of Title IX and then dives deeper into the current Title IX policy, procedures and reporting options for students. Some statistical data is also discussed. Presentation can be modified for a 50 minute or long block class period.

    Stalking Education & Awareness Presentation

    In this workshop students will learn how to recognize stalking behaviors, characteristics of stalkers, effects on victims and how to support a friend who may be experiencing stalking. Statistics will also be discussed.

    Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Workshop

    In this workshop students will learn about the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses, the impact of traumatic experiences on survivors and the importantance of prevention efforts as bystanders. Education and information on affirmative consent may also be included depending on the class period. This presentation can be modified for a 50 minute or long block class period and is facilitated by a member of the SAVE task force.

    Consent Workshop

    Consent education is necessary as a primary prevention effort against sexual violence on our campus. This interactive workshop will help students understand what consent is and is not, the importance of creating a culture of consent on our campus, as well as how to practice it and make it a part of our everyday lives through our “I Ask” campaign. This presentation is geared toward a 50 minute class and is facilitated by a member of the SAVE task force. For longer class blocks it is recommended to combine with another topic such as bystander intervention, healthy relationships or sexual assault prevention and education.

    Trauma Informed Approach

    This workshop will educate participants about the prevalence and impact of trauma on those who experience it. Participants will learn the do’s and don'ts of a trauma informed approach including the way to listen to, support and empower those impacted while minimizing the risk of retraumatization. Attention will be given to the impact of sexual and relational violence although this approach is necessary in working with anyone who may be impacted by a traumatic event including the impact of racial violence and political injustices and the type of traumatic events discussed can be tailored to the class needs. This presentation can be modified for a 50 minute or long block class period and is facilitated Sarah Valois, Sexual Assault Response Counselor or another member of the Counseling Center.

    We Speak Up (Bystander Education)

    A Worcester State University specific bystander intervention program drawn from evidence based programs such as Bringing In The Bystander and The Green Dot Program. This program educates our students with the skills needed to intervene and prevent incidents of sexual misconduct, relational abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health concerns and bias related incidents. Primarily implemented in first-year student classes but open to the community.

    Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

    The RAD program offered through University Police is a free self defense course offered at the University. This course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and hands on self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. The University offers Basic RAD, Advanced RAD, Weapons Defense, and Keychain Defense classes. For more information, contact Donald Brickman (dbrickman@worcester.edu) or Brittany Rende (brende@worcester.edu).

  • CONTACT US

    Jennifer Quinn M.Ed., CHES, CTTS
    Director of Title IX
    Drug and Alcohol Education Prevention
    Student Center
    Office SC338
    508-929-8243
    jquinn@worcester.edu
    wsu_titleix@worcester.edu  

    On-Campus Emergencies
    508-929-8911

    Off-Campus Emergencies
    Worcester Police Department
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