Full course description
SVPRO's Introduction to Sexual Violence Prevention and Response for Faculty and Staff provides both the theoretical background and applied practice for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of sexualized violence. Primary prevention focuses on stopping sexualized violence before it occurs, and includes understanding causes of sexualized violence and identifying social norms that contribute to the prevalence of sexualized violence. At the secondary level, prevention looks at intervening when sexualized violence may be occurring or about to occur, both at the level of individual incidents, and at the systemic level, where organizational culture contributes to prevention. Tertiary prevention focuses on what to do after sexualized violence has occurred, and includes understanding the neurobiology and somatization of trauma, which are then applied to developing trauma-informed responses to disclosures of sexualized violence.
This course is comprised of modules that include readings and resources, as well as exercises and questions that provide opportunities to practice and receive feedback from SVPRO's educators, to support ongoing learning. The course consists of three training modules as well as two resource modules which contain copies of SVPRO resources and role-specific guidance for faculty and staff related to UBC's Sexual Misconduct Policy.