Sexual misconduct prevention and education cannot exist in a vacuum. How we construct our social lives – the rules, the norms, our beliefs, our expectations, our skills, the permission we give others – all of this is where sexual misconduct lives. In order to talk about the worst attitudes and behaviors, we need to talk about all behaviors and attitudes.
Education and prevention work must be multi-faceted. By understanding the culture, we meet our audience where they are and bring them slowly and deliberately to a place of accountability and care for others. We offer these workshops to engage students to examine their social lives in ways they haven’t before. We can also design a workshop for you on any social subject of interest – Tinder has been a popular example!
Our Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist works with students, faculty and staff on prevention, training and awareness activities on the Medford/Somerville, Boston and Grafton campuses. Her goal is to promote healthy communication and relationship skills as well as healthy sexuality. Working with a diverse group of students, Alexandra will be launching a campus-wide bystander intervention program focusing on tasks we all can do to reduce sexual violence.