Sexual Violence Prevention Programs
ICARE—Bystander Intervention Training
In light of recent national interest in sexual violence and its prevention, it is imperative that we all recognize that it is on us to take a stand against sexual violence. Take the opportunity to learn about bystander intervention through ICARE.
ICARE is a 90-minute bystander intervention workshop offered to established groups and organizations on campus. In this highly interactive workshop, students dialogue with peers in their organization about consent and sexually disrespectful behavior, understand what helps people intervene in sexually disrespectful situations, set a group norm in which sexually disrespectful behavior is recognized as a problem and active bystander behavior is promoted, and learn a variety of intervention skills. The workshop is also highly customizable and is built specifically for group members to examine their values and how they can work together to end sexual violence.
If your group or organization would like to request an ICARE workshop, fill out the following form. The ICARE coordinator will be in contact to set up a workshop. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I HEART HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS (IHHR)
I HEART HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS (IHHR) is an interactive workshop exploring what participants want in relationships, what makes healthy relationships and how to recognize warning signs of abusive relationships.
This interactive program, offered in the fall and spring semesters, educates students on creating a safe campus which values consent, supports survivors, and intervenes in potentially dangerous situations. GUARD is a collaborative program between Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and the Women's Resources Center.
Programs on Request
The WRC provides workshops, trainings, and presentations to registered student organizations, residence halls, sororities/fraternities, campus units, and community organizations on topics related to gender equity, sexual violence prevention and survivor advocacy and response . If your group or organization is interested in hosting a program, we will work with you to create a presentation tailored specifically to your organization’s needs. Custom workshops typically require at least 3-4 weeks notice to allow staff to fully understand the needs and goals of your organization and to develop curriculum. To request a workshop, complete the workshop request form on our website: go.illinois.edu/WRC
Examples of places where programs have been done include:
- Presentations in academic courses in communication, psychology, social work, and more
- Fraternities and sororities seeking to fulfill chapter or national requirements
- Student organizations and groups looking for workshops
- Cultural centers and residence halls seeking programming
- Paraprofessional, faculty, and staff training events
To schedule a presentation or workshop, please complete our workshop request form.