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Education & Training


Preventing Sexual Assault

The Women's Center offers public education and prevention programs on many topics related to domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. Our counselors and speakers will make onsite visits to schools, workplaces, worship centers, and organizations in order to speak to children, adolescents, and adults. We sponsor professional training for various professional groups--such as legal, medical, and law enforcement.

 For more information on education and prevention programs, please contact Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea at (618) 549-4807 ext 264.


Sexual Violence Prevention Education & Training

For Campuses & Communities in Southern Illinois 

Rape Crisis Services of The Women’s Center offers programming designed to increase awareness of sexual violence among campus and community members, prevent incidences of sexual violence in the southern Illinois region, and provide resources for campus faculty and staff, community leaders, businesses and organizations regarding sexual violence prevention and response. All education programs and trainings are provided at no cost. All sessions can be adapted for small groups, classes or large events and presented as one-time or multiple session presentations.

Presentations for Students:

• Sexual Assault

• Sexual Consent

• Stalking

• Hate Crimes

• Sexism

• Partner violence

• Dating violence

• Child Abuse

• Cyberbullying

• Sex-positivity

• Healthy Relationships

• Gender Violence in Pop Culture

• Diversity & Anti-oppression

• Street Harassment

• Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault

• Rape Culture

• Language & Violence

• Sexual Harassment

• LGBTIQA-Specific Issues

• Bystander Intervention

Training for Professionals & Organizations:

• How to Recognize Signs of Assault or Abuse

• Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

• Intersectional Systems of Oppression

• Gender Violence Prevention Education

• Violence Against Specific Populations

• Creating Oppression-Free Environments

• Crisis Intervention & Response

• Language & Gender Violence

Training for Teachers & Administrators: 

• How to Recognize Signs of Assault or Abuse

• Responding to Disclosures About Gender Violence

• Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault

• Creating Oppression-Free Environments


Education for Students: 

•  Body Rights/Consent

•  Teen Dating Violence

•  Media Literacy

•  Sexual Harassment

•  Sexual Assault

•  Child Abuse

•  Online Safety

•  Gender Roles

•  Seeking Help

•  Stalking

•  Sexting

•  Body Image

•  Bullying

•  Respect

•  Healthy Relationships

•  Cyberbullying & Cyberstalking

•  Gender Violence in Pop Culture

•  Bystander Intervention

•  LGBTIQA-Specific Issues


Contact: Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea

Rape Crisis Services

(618) 549-4807 ext. 264