Training and Outreach
The Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) offers a number of training opportunities in support of a safe and welcoming campus environment. We use these training curricula as one of the ways SARC connects with our students. Faculty have actively supported this ongoing effort by inviting SARC to teach a class--either when the curriculum lends itself to our particular expertise, or when faculty are otherwise unable to meet with their students on a particular day/time. Upon request, we will teach a class for you. See the descriptions below for more info, or jump over to the request form right now!
Training Topics Currently Available:
Bystander Intervention: How to Intervene to Stop Sexual Assault
Bystanders are individuals who witness emergencies, criminal events or situations where others may be hurt and have the opportunity to provide assistance, do nothing, or contribute to the negative behavior. Pro-social bystanders are individuals whose behaviors intervene in ways that impact the outcome positively. Through our Bystander Intervention Training, individuals learn practical techniques to successfully intervene when they see others in danger.
Resiliency and Engagement: Self-care
Resilience is a way to access hope during difficult times and is a skill anyone can learn and strengthen. This dynamic presentation will focus on developing self-compassion and self-awareness to help you recognize your own ability to adapt to life stressors. This interactive presentation will incorporate answering questions and learning different ways a student can continually engage in student or local organizations within the campus community.
First Responder: How to Respond to Survivors of Sexual Assault, Interpersonal Violence or Discrimination
SARC provides First Responder training to assist faculty and staff to provide support for students in crisis. This training includes the following information and applied experiences: essential active listening; how to support a victim/survivor of sexual assault/domestic violence or aggressive discrimination; and what to do when students are contemplating suicide.
Diversity is a celebrated component of campus and community culture. This training focuses on consciousness raising related to diversity. Participants will learn about challenges minorities face, including micro- and macro-aggressions, and about how to either personally and/or collectively be a force for social justice for all.