Available Trainings

This training is designed for professionals who work with youth in school and community settings. Building and maintaining boundaries with youth creates a safer environment for the youth and the adults that work with them. When professional boundaries are maintained, it sets a norm for youth and other adults which can act as a preventative factor against sexual violence.

Audience: Professionals working with youth, Teachers, librarians


  • Model positive behaviors when working with youth
  • Understand appropriate versus inappropriate boundaries
  • Build skills on how to communicate boundaries within professional settings
  • Build skills intervening and preventing boundary violations

Length: 60-90 minutes

Description: This training prepares the participants to have a better understanding of the effects of sexual violence on college and university students. It prepares student leaders to handle disclosure of sexual violence through a victim center lens and build skills in intervening when violence occurs.

Audience: Resident Assistants, Residence Directors, First Year Mentors


  • Overview of sexual violence and its impact on college campus
  • Understand barriers of disclosing sexual abuse
  • Build skills on a victim center response to disclosure
  • Understand the role of a responsible employee in responding to sexual violence disclosures
  • Build knowledge of victim service and campus resources
  • Understand trauma and how it might affect college students
  • Increase skill in proactive behaviors in setting norms in violence prevention

Length: 90 minutes

This training prepares the participant in understanding the prevalence of sexual exploitation and trafficking. It builds skills in identifying youth who are being impacted, and how to assist youth who may be at-risk

Audience: Parents, general community, youth serving agencies.


  • Identify sex exploitation and trafficking
  • Examine the recruitment process with emphasis on children and adolescents
  • Build skills around identifying perpetrators based on their actions or behavior
  • Understanding how resiliency and risk reduction plays a role in sexual violence prevention
  • Build skills in staff and adults on how to recognize and assist victims of exploitation by providing resources, both local and national, for referral

Length: 1 to 3 hours

This training will help participants understand the impact sexual abuse has on the development of children as well as ways to identify it, handle disclosures appropriately as well as some skill building around prevention

Audience:  General community, Service providers, youth servicing agencies.


  • Understand child sexual abuse and explore prevalence rates
  • Identify indicators of sexual abuse
  • Examine age-appropriate sexual behaviors versus problematic sexual behaviors
  • Explore how children typically disclose sexual abuse
  • Build skills around how to respond appropriately to a child’s disclosure
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate boundaries between children and adults
  • Build skills around how to intervene as a bystander to prevent boundary violations

Length: 60-90 mins

This training will familiarize individuals with the concept and practical use of bystander intervention. Designed as a skills building workshop, this training seeks to move beyond bystander theory and help the participant become more comfortable in intervening when unsafe behaviors are present.

Audience: Customer Services employees, general community,


  • Gain practical knowledge of intervention methods and best practices around use
  • Understand the importance of community involvement and partnership in sexual violence prevention
  • Discuss the barriers to interventions to occur and build skills around how to overcome barriers
  • Develop the skills of how to implement various intervention methods
  • Build skills around practical ways to assess safety in potential situations
  • Increase comfortability and likelihood of intervening in potentially dangerous situations

Length: 1 to 2 hrs

This training will help participants understand the importance of communication when it comes to sexual activity. This training through scenario-based discussion explores the nuances of consent and seeks to move past just yes means yes and no means no, but rather truly understand the relation to power and how true consent can be achieved.

Audience: College Students, General Community


  • Learn the importance of consent for any sexual behavior or activity
  • Understand how consent communication fits within sexual violence prevention
  • Explore the nuances of consent and its relation to power and pressure
  • Discuss the importance of early communication and “checking in” with sexual partners

Length: 60 mins

This training is an evidence-based sexual violence prevention program for middle school, high school, and college male athletes to empower them as leaders in the prevention of sexual violence. Utilizing the unique bond between coaches and athletes, this program is designed as a weekly discussion around topics of violence prevention. Coaches involved in the program work with PAAR educators who provide them with the CBIM toolkit and any assistance the coach needs when it comes to facilitating the program. The key elements of the program are: Respect, Personal responsibility/leadership, Positive bystander intervention, Understanding the range of sexual violence (from verbal to written to physical)

Audience: Middle School Coaches, High School Coaches, College Coaches


  • Highlight and emphasize the coach-player relationship and the coach’s influence on the athlete.
  • Increase coaches comfortability with  CBIM topics and their ability to lead these conversations with the athletes.
  • Familiarize coaching staff with CBIM program model, delivery and the key elements of CBIM (Respect, Personal Responsibility, Leadership, Positive Bystander Intervention, and the range of SV)

Length: 60 mins

This training meets the legal requirements for professionals that fall under Act 126 & Act 31. CEUs are offered for the two and three-hour versions. We also offer a shorter course option with Q&A for people who might not be required to have training but want to learn about the mandated reporting process.

Audiences: Teachers/ school personal, Professional working with youth


  • Understand the purpose of the Child Protective Services Law
  • Define the categories of abuse that require a mandated report
  • Build skills around identifying warning signs of child abuse
  • Understand the process for reporting suspected abuse to Childline
  • Support children through the disclosure process

Compared to 5 years ago, more children and adolescents are using social media platforms, yet adults are often in the dark as to what is going on. This training will help adults discuss internet safety with children and adolescents to help them set healthy online boundaries.

Audience: Parents, Professionals working with youth, School personnel


  • Understand what social media platforms young people use
  • Identify the pros and cons of internet use
  • Discuss ways to teach children and adolescents how to be responsible online
  • Examine ways to help young people create and maintain healthy online relationships and promote positive digital citizenship
  • Build skills to improve communication with young people and other adults about healthy online relationships

Under Title VII & Title IX, Sexual Harassment is illegal in the workplace and schools. However, sexual harassment is more than just a legal definition. It is important to understand how people’s differing boundaries come together to create a respectful environment for everyone.

Audience: General community


  • Understand the definition of sexual harassment and laws pertaining to it
  • Gain knowledge in how sexual harassment presents in the workplace
  • Recognize sexual harassment as a range of behaviors including verbal, written and physical behaviors
  • Build skills in prevention of sexual harassment through exploring bystander intervention, victim support and connection to victim services.

Length: 60 -90 minutes

Through Title IX, Sexual Harassment is illegal in schools and other educational settings. However, sexual harassment is more than just a legal definition. It is important to understand how people’s differing boundaries come together to create a respectful environment for everyone. This training is designed for professionals working with youth and is geared to help caring adults respond to youth about boundary violation behaviors and sexual harassment.

Audience: School employees, Teachers, Parents, General community


  • Understand sexual harassment and boundary crossing behaviors and how it relates to children
  • Gain knowledge in sexual harassment and how it presents as a range of behaviors
  • Examine the connection between boundaries and consent in all types of relationships
  • Build skills as a bystander to intervene in situations of sexual harassment
  • Build skills and in prevention of sexual harassment thorough practice of bystander skills and redirecting and responding to behaviors and supporting victims
  • Build skills in creating a healthy environment for your setting (i.e. Daycare, School, Youth Group), by exploring proactive approaches to setting healthy norms

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