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Train the Trainer Program

Graduate students have a unique and important role in transforming our campus culture to one that does not allow violence, harm, or abuse to occur. The PATH to Care Center strives to increase both department and individual capacity to promote leadership, healthy relationships and respectful communication within the context of the naturally occurring social networks or communities which grad students occupy. We collaborate with the Graduate Division and interested academic programs/departments to host the required, in-person Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Prevention Education Training sessions for new grad students and facilitated by current students. This training model increases the influence peers have in social and academic spaces, and allows students leaders to actively shape campus and department culture. Prevention research, as well as results from previous year’s evaluations, indicates this is the most impactful and relevant way to deliver this required training content as grad students have appreciated the smaller size of the audience and satisfaction with the comprehensiveness of the content. If you are, or someone you know is, interested in building valuable leadership skills, reflects the diversity and values of your community, is comfortable leading workshops, and dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive department community, please consider this opportunity for your department or program. Volunteer facilitators will complete a 6-hour training, held in August and May (summer start programs only), where you will learn how to deliver the scripted, 50-minute new graduate student education training presentation and curriculum, as well as how to respond to survivors with care and concern, evidence informed prevention strategies, and effective facilitation tips.