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Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1:03 PM
Subject: FW: WE Speak WE Stand Bystander Intervention Training: Registration Deadline, Thursday, February 6th
Register here by Thursday, February 6th.
WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.
Learn more about being an active bystander on Sunday, February 9th in Usdan 110 from 10am-2pm. Participants must attend the full training. Lunch will be provided. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The sexual violence prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault and relationship violence, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members. The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools. Specifically, you will learn how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency. We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.
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Alysha B. Warren, LPC
Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator
Counseling and Psychological Services
Davison Health Center
327 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459