Elaine addresses the critical issue of sexual assault with passion and sensitivity. As a survivor of sexual assault, she provides a perspective that others may not. Students develop a deeper understanding of the devastating emotional effects on survivors of sexual violence, and gain crucial skills for providing support.
Your students will leave this interactive and eye-opening program with clear definitions of consent, coercion, incapacitation, stalking, dating, and domestic violence. Elaine highlights the typical traits of perpetrators and the modes in which they operate while empowering students to engage in peer mediation and bystander intervention. Elaine is a subject matter expert in connecting high-risk drinking to sexual assault and highlights the effects of alcohol – most critically around diminishing intuition and communication skills. Students learn practical strategies for low-risk drinking and develop an awareness of the negative impact of victim-blaming responses.They participate in fun, captivating interactive exercises, which dramatically demonstrate common assumptions, consent, and the implications of sexual violence on one's health.
Your students will be challenged to develop healthy communication skills as they acquire an increased awareness of mutual respect and emotional intimacy. Elaine fosters the value of integrity and doing the right thing. She urges students to become part of the national initiative for bystander intervention for which she shares specific and safe strategies. Students leave this program empowered to look out for one another, and with confidence to step in and help potential victims. Many have stated that they are now motivated and understand the importance of looking out for one another at parties.
An Unheard Voice can be presented to mixed or same-gender audiences. By developing an honest and trusting dialogue through her friendly and non-judgmental demeanor, students openly discuss their experiences and feelings.You will find that those who typically don't share participate. No question is too difficult for Elaine to tackle! She is a subject matter expert...not an actor. Many survivors of sexual violence have confided in Elaine and shared their personal stories, thus providing a unique understanding of this devastating problem.
This program is in compliance with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act under Title IX.
Title IX and latest trends on campuses
Legal definition of sexual assault and rape
Stalking, domestic violence, dating violence
Emotional and physical effects
Consent vs coerscion: Yes means yes
Connection of alcohol to sexual violence
Personality traits of perpetrators and modes of operation
Bystander intervention - techniques
Date rape drugs
Healthy relationships and communication
How and where to seek help