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University Wide Faculty and Staff Training

Enhancing Victim Services Throughout Rutgers: 

Bystander Intervention Training for Faculty and Staff 

The Rutgers University Model for Addressing and Preventing Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Harassment and Stalking on Campus is based on implementing best practices and evidence-informed methods of service provision and prevention programming including bystander intervention training for faculty and staff. The following trainings are available for all Rutgers faculty and staff: 

Responding to Interpersonal Violence at Rutgers University

This interactive, trauma-informed workshop provides faculty and staff an overview of how to address interpersonal violence (sexual violence, dating violence, sexual misconduct and stalking) and understand their role in creating a campus-wide culture of accountability, safety and respect. Bystander intervention strategies are utilized to provide faculty and staff with the skills to: effectively identify and respond to interpersonal violence experienced by colleagues and students, understand Rutgers’ anti-violence policies and procedures, including incident reporting and supportive resources, and utilize trauma-informed action steps to assist impacted colleagues and students. Developed through an intersectional lens, the workshop will also explore how racism, systemic oppression and resource disparities impact survivor experiences. 

This training is offered on-demand (please e-mail kaylin@hr.rutgers.edu) OR register for the following sessions in Spring 2021: 

  • Wednesday March 10th 2021 (10am-12pm) 
  • Wednesday April 14th 2021 (10am-12pm)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Microaggressions: Impact and Interventions 

What are microaggressions and how do they impact staff, faculty and student experiences at Rutgers? This training explores how these daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, perpetuate negative stereotypes and cause harm. Participants will gain skills to identify and interrupt microaggressions, explore ways to ‘call-in’ colleagues and utilize microaffirmations to foster a safer and more inclusive community. This workshop was developed using an intersectional lens and seeks to amplify and prioritize voices of BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized staff and faculty, who are disproportionately impacted by implicit bias and microaggressions. 

Understanding and Addressing Sexual Misconduct 

This workshop defines sexual and gender-based harassment and their link to the continuum of sexual violence. It includes concrete bystander intervention strategies to interrupt sexual harassment in the workplace, using real scenarios and interactive activities. The workshop also covers Rutgers’ sexual misconduct policies, reporting procedures and trauma-informed action steps to support impacted colleagues and students. An in-depth overview of Rutgers resources will be provided.

Understanding and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Medical Settings 

A Training for RBHS Faculty and Staff 

This workshop draws on current research to explore the unique risk factors for sexual and gender-based harassment in medical fields. It includes concrete bystander intervention strategies to interrupt sexual harassment in the workplace, using real scenarios relevant to a medical setting and discusses action steps to mitigate risk factors and prevent harassment. The workshop also covers Rutgers’ and RBHS sexual misconduct policies, reporting procedures and trauma-informed tips to support impacted colleagues and students. An in-depth overview of Rutgers’ and RBHS resources will be provided.

All workshops are funded by a Victim’s of Crime (VOCA) grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, and are part of the ‘Enhancing Victim Services Throughout Rutgers University’ project V-84-18.

If you wish to schedule any of these workshops and/or discuss a tailored module for your staff, please contact Staff and Faculty Training Coordinator Kaylin Padovano at  kaylin@hr.rutgers.edu.

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