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Prevent

What is Prevent?

Anne Tabling at FairSexual violence prevention begins with an educated community. The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Resistance, and Support (OSVPRS) creates opportunities for all members of our community to learn about sexual violence prevention and become involved in creating a safer campus for everyone.

What You Will Find Here: 

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The Bystander Initiative & The Bringing in the Bystander® Workshop

We all have a role to play in preventing sexual violence. If you are interested in learning more about sexual assault intervention and how to be an active, supportive bystander we encourage you to take a Bringing in the Bystander® workshop. We will teach you how to recognize sexual violence and how to intervene safely in ways that feel comfortable for you. 

If you are a faculty member and would like to integrate Bringing in the Bystander® as a bonus mark opportunity in your course, learn about how to become a faculty partner or email us at bystander@uwindsor.ca !

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Prevent Resist Support Podcast

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Join us in conversation with experts in the field of sexual and gender-based violence. The Prevent Resist Support (PRS) podcast is our opportunity to imagine prevention as broadly as possible and to consider creative ways, big and small, that we can make the world better for survivors. To listen to or learn more about the podcast, visit our Prevent Resist Support podcast page.

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Workshops

We provide free training, workshops, lectures, and educational consultation to students, staff, and faculty who are interested in learning more about sexual heath, wellness, and consent. 

Some or our standard programming includes the following: 

  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
  • Have You Asked? Sexual Consent Workshop
  • Queer Sex Ed 101
  • Navigating Professional Boundaries

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Please visit our Workshop page for more information about the range of educational programming that we provide. If you are interested in attending our workshops please visit our Events Calendar or contact us for more information.

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Events

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Each semester we host a wide variety of informal educational and wellness events for our community. Our events are an easy way to connect with our office and learn more about the services we provide.

There are lots of ways to stay informed about our upcoming events - follow us on social media, visit our Events page, or check out our Events Calendar.

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The Draw the Line Campaign

"Draw The Line" is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

The Draw The Line campaign is implemented on the UWindsor campus between January and February each year. For more information, visit our Draw The Line page.

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Dr. Frankie Cachon

To learn more about the Bystander Initiative, contact Dr. Frances Cachon (She/Her):

bystander@uwindsor.ca

Anne Rudzinski

To learn more about the Prevent Resist Support podcast, our workshops, our events or the Draw The Line campaign, contact Anne Rudzinski (She/Her):

arudzins@uwindsor.ca