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.
If you wish to schedule any of the following workshops and/or discuss a tailored module for your staff, please contact Staff and Faculty Training Coordinator Kaylin Padovano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Microaggressions: Impact and Interventions
What are microaggressions and how do they impact staff, faculty and student experiences at Rutgers? How do they relate to interpersonal violence? This training explores how these daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, perpetuate negative stereotypes and cause harm. Participants will gain bystander intervention skills to identify and interrupt microaggressions, explore ways to ‘call-in’ students and 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 Workshop 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 Office of the New Jersey Attorney General, 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 email@example.com.