Outreach and Education
This branch of our services allows our staff to meet, educate, and provide support to a large number of Wesleyan students. Our outreach programs span a diverse range of topics and formats; some are designed to provide basic information about our office while others are geared toward particular student groups and/or issues. Our outreach and education program makes it possible for us to connect with far more students than we see in individual and group counseling, and it allows our office to actively participate in and support the Wesleyan community.
WEconSent is a new 7 week sexual violence training series that prepares students to organize and lead on-going and sustainable programming on campus. The training provides an overview of sexual violence, effective organizing principles, best practices in sexual violence education and helps students build facilitation skills to navigate emotionally difficult discussions and empowers them to become active bystanders. Students will lead and develop programming during the course of the training.
Logistics: Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm beginning September 25-November 6, 2013.
Sign up by Monday, September 23rd.
Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator with questions.
- Rape Culture
- Community Organizing as Prevention
- Intimate Partner Violence/Stalking
- We Speak We Stand Bystander Intervention
- Invisible Survivors: Sexual Violence in Marginalized Communities
- Best Practices in Sexual Violence Education and Programming
- Facilitating Difficult Conversations
WESupport Workshop Series
Wesleyan Counseling and Psychological Services is accepting applications for the WESupport Workshop Series. WESupport is a series of six 1-hour sessions that prepares students to be peer mental health advocates. Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs that a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become familiar with both campus and community resources. Students who complete all six sessions are eligible to join the WeSupport student group, an active network of peer mental health advocates.
Two concurrent workshops will be held, beginning the week of September 23rd. Students can attend on Mondays from 4:15 – 5:15 or Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00. All workshops are held in 41 Wyllys room 110.
Interested students should contact Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which day they prefer.
PAST EVENTS:WeSupport - Wesleyan Student Support Network - 6-one hour session workshops to train to be a peer mental health advocate - Two concurrent training sessions will be held Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm in 41 Wyllys room 113 and Fridays from 12:15-1:15pm in 41 Wyllys room 113 starting the week of February 11th. Pick the session that fits your schedule.
WeSupport is being offered by CAPS and Active Minds. Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become conversant in both campus and community resources. Students who complete the six-session series will have an option of joining a network of Wesleyan peer mental health advocates.
If you are interested in joining, please email Dr. Jennifer D'Andrea at email@example.com and indicate which day you prefer.
Here One Day - Film Screening - March 6, 2013, 7:00pm, 116 Judd Hall
You are invited to a special, sneak peek screening of HERE ONE DAY, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Kathy Leichter. Q&A to follow with the Director and her brother, Josh Leichter, Wesleyan Class of '90.
When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into the apartment she grew up in after her mother committed suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life, including marriage, motherhood, and her struggles with bipolar disorder.Playing like a Greek tragedy, HERE ONE DAY is a bracing, visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of her suicide on those she loved.
HERE ONE DAY recently had its world premiere in The Netherlands a IDFA, one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. Come join us for this special pre-release screening and discussion.www.hereonedayblog.com
Mindfulness and Movement: Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Saturday, February 16th, 11am-4:45pm
Created for survivors of sexual violence, this retreat will teach participants how to incorporate mindfulness skills and practices into their lives, improve sleep, augment self-care skills and culminate in a relaxing gentle yoga/movement session.
TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form and return to
Alysha B. Warren,LPC, firstname.lastname@example.org by
Wednesday, February 13th .
Reference “Mindfulness & Movement” in subject line.
Visit http://weconsent.blogs.wesleyan.edu/ for details
Space is limited!
Contact us at 860.685.2910