Prevention Education

Participants in prevention education workshops learn how to identify elements of rape culture, identify and reduce risk factors, and become agents of change within their own communities. RVA offers prevention education workshops to both youth and adults.

Workshop participants include:

  • Students in elementary school through college
  • Adolescents in after-school and other youth development programs
  • Adult and youth groups at social service agencies
  • Parents, guardians, and caretakers

Public Education

Public education gives community members more awareness of issues relating to sexual violence.  Information covered in public education workshops includes:

  • Sexual assault statistics
  • Cultural beliefs and practices that have normalized or promoted sexual violence (rape culture)
  • Legal rights of victims
  • Resources for survivors of sexual violence
  • Tools and techniques for supporting a survivor

RVA’s educators work with many different participants, including:

  • Schools and youth development programs
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Faith Communities
  • Media

Professional Training

With over 40 years of experience, RVA is well suited to provide professional training to enhance knowledge of sexual assault, its impact on victims, and resources for survivors of sexual violence. Audiences for professional trainings include:

  • Graduate students, especially in law, medicine, or social work
  • Social workers and health professionals
  • Volunteers and staff at domestic violence organizations, transitional living facilities, child welfare agencies, and other social service organizations
  • School faculty and administrators
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Leaders of faith communities
  • Confidential Advisors, as mandated by the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act

Click here for a full list of professional trainings.
Call RVA at (312)443-9603, or contact us via email to learn more about RVA’s Education and Training programs, or to schedule a workshop.

Click here to download RVA’s Education and Training Brochure

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