Prevention Education Curriculum

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“Power of Respect” is a prevention education curriculum comprised of workshops addressing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

Our trained, confidential facilitators offer a series of interactive workshops designed for everyone. Our trainings meet you where you are at and seek to foster a more respectful community by customizing to each audience and tailoring the content be time-relevant and inclusive.

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The series of workshops are designed and evaluated to focus learning towards:

  • Building empathy for survivors and a foundational understanding of sexual violence
  • Discovering how intersectional identities and other forms of oppression are linked to gender-based violence
  • Learning skills for bystander intervention and supporting survivors
  • Exploring culture change to promote peer accountability and violence prevention
  • Building respectful communities and relationships
  • Re-imagining social environments to be safer and more equitable
  • Expanding skills and strategies of self-empowerment, self-care, and self-advocacy to reduce risk

Aurora’s prevention education efforts are informed by research regarding trauma, public health, rape culture, primary & bystander intervention, social norms, risk reduction, positive prevention, affirmative consent, healthy relationships, empowerment, survivor advocacy, equity and the effect systems of oppression have on perpetuating sexual violence.

These workshops are free for students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota, but also available externally for a fee.