Session 1: Thursday, October 26th, 6-10pm

Introduction and Privilege/Oppression

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Rules/Responsibilities of Volunteers
  • Common Elements of Oppression
  • Anti-Oppression Theory
    • Being an Ally

Session 2: Tuesday, October 31st, 6-10pm

History of the Anti-Rape Movement and Rape Culture

  • History of Anti-Rape Movement
  • Rape Culture
  • Rape Myths
  • Rape is “Normal”
  • Prevention

Session 3: Thursday, November 2nd, 6-9pm

Sexual Violence

  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Stranger and Acquaintance Rape
  • Marital Rape
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Same Sex Abuse
  • Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Session 4: Saturday, November 4th, 9-4pm

Crisis Intervention with Adults

  • Rape Trauma Syndrome
  • Responses to Sexual Assault
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Applications to Crisis Intervention
  • Interventions with Significant Others
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Stress and self-care
  • Role Plays

Session 5: Tuesday, November 7th, 6-10pm

Crisis Intervention with Children and Adolescents

  • What is Child Sexual Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention with Children and Adolescents
  • Mandated Reporting

 Session 6: Thursday, November 9th, 6-10pm

Legal Advocacy

  • Legal Rights of the Survivor
  • Confidentiality
  • Descriptions of Crimes
  • Overview of Court System
  • Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights
  • Advocacy in Child SA Cases

Session 7: Saturday, November 11th, 9-4pm

Allied Professionals and Medical Advocacy

  • Advocacy Fundamentals
  • Medical Rights of the Survivor
  • ER response and Medical Advocacy
  • Evidence Collection Kit
  • Date rape drugs
  • Medical Advocacy with Children and Adolescents

Session 8: Tuesday, November 14th, 6-10pm

General Volunteer Orientation

  • Making Referrals
  • Required Forms and Documentation
  • What to Bring on a Hospital Call
  • Role Plays

Session 9: Thursday, November 16th, 6-9pm


  • Scheduling
  • Wrap-up
  • Role Plays