Trainings are customizable for audience and time constraint.
Certain trainings are certifiable for professional development. Specific training topics may be developed or combined upon request.
Prevention and training are the first steps to stopping sexual violence. PAAR’s dedicated team serves individuals, communities, businesses, professionals, volunteers, schools, and more.
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