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The Well offers educational programming to the JMU community rooted in primary prevention of power-based personal violence, including sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Power-based personal violence affects individuals of all ages, genders, sexual orientations races, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, and religions. Our educational programs are open to all students, as we present through an intersectional lens and show our support for all survivors. 

Primary Prevention

Educational programs rooted in primary prevention seek to build protective factors and decrease risk factors for the perpetration of power-based personal violence. Strategies include promoting and sustaining the development of healthy sexuality, healthy relationships and socially just institutions. These programs are comprehensive, inclusive, sustained, interactive and informed by best-practices in the field of violence prevention.

  • Green Dot
  • 1787 Bystander Intervention Program
  • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates online training
Relationships
  • Healthy Relationships 101: a 60 minute workshop where participants discuss important components of relationships - from communicating boundaries and sex, to how we handle rejection and break-ups. Accommodates 30-50 students.
  • Escalation Workshop: an engaging and emotional film-based workshop that transforms the way students view and discuss relationship abuse. It consists of a 40 minute film followed by a 50 minute discussion (2 hours total). Accommodates up to 30 students.
  • Nonviolent Communication: based on the work of Marshall Rossenberg, this 90 minute interactive presentation will guide participants on how to analyze current communication norms and gain skills to improve their relationships with others. Accommodates 30-50 students or staff.
Green Dot
  • Overview Talk for Students: a 50-60 minute interactive talk that introduces the basic elements of Green Dot and skill building activities to engage participants in immediate action. Accommodates 30-50 students.
  • Overview Talk for Faculty/Staff: a 75-90 minute training that introduces the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role campus employees play in establishing and reinforcing the culture within which students exist. Accommodates 30-50 faculty/staff members.
Real Talk Series

90 to 120 minute interactive workshops that dive deep into topics that play a role in the prevalence of power-based personal violence. These workshops can accommodate up to 30 students.

  • Ending Rape Culture
  • Alcohol & Sex
  • Breaking the Binary
  • Stalking
Special Topics

The Well is able to provide presentations on special topics related to power-based personal violence upon request on a case-by-case basis. Special topics such as Trauma and Oppression and Sexual Violence and Identity can be requested for organizations or classes that are looking to discuss specific content. These presentations can be requested for 60-120 minutes. One month advance notice is required.

If you would like to receive programming on preventing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking, please contact Arianna Sessoms, Prevention Coordinator.

1787 Bystander Intervention Program Facilitation

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