Posts tagged: Training

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Spike in Hate Crimes Creates Surge in Requests for Prevention Training

Training Can Help You Respond if You See Someone in DangerSince the presidential election, it seems more people than ever are emboldened to discriminate and dehumanize others. This is a powerful root of sexual violence. You've probably seen it yourself. A jogger being taunted on their daily run. A young woman being whistled at on the street. A fellow… Read More

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Media: Sexual Violence Prevention Targets Students

Steph Trilling, director of BARCC's Community Awareness and Prevention Services, appeared yesterday on Boston Neighborhood Network News, talking about our work in local middle and high schools as well as on college campuses. With a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation, we are gearing up to expand that work.  Excerpt: "It is so important… Read More

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Cultivating Connections to Serve Survivors

Community Professionals Training Profile: Ashleigh Hala, Babson CollegeIf there’s one word to describe Ashleigh Hala, the inaugural director of Babson College’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services, it’s busy. From advocating for student survivors in school proceedings to planning education campaigns on… Read More

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Awareness into Action

Celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness MonthIn recent months, we’ve seen people across the nation join together in opportunities to visibly support one another—to “show up.” Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April is an opportunity for all of us to do this for survivors. And BARCC has so many ways for you to show up! BARCC… Read More

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Self-Defense and Creative Writing Workshop

BARCC is proud to partner with the YWCA Boston and IMPACT to provide a free self-defense and creative writing workshop for individuals in Cambridge. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Cambridge Arts, these classes are intended to help people find the strength of their bodies and the power of their… Read More

Media: Activist Training Gets Bostonians Involved in Fighting Islamophobia

The Metro Boston reported today on a series of workshops being hosted by the Boston chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, including one focused on bystander intervention to be conducted by BARCC. The Metro spoke with Steph Trilling, director of BARCC's Community Awareness and Prevention Services, about the training.  Excerpt: "On Wednesday, the… Read More

Survivor Speakers Bureau Training

Do you want to share your experience with sexual violence to inspire change?  BARCC is hosting a survivor speaker training for people interested in sharing their stories with media, in legislative actions, and elsewhere. “The Speakers Bureau Training is such a supportive environment where I learned how to share my… Read More

Webinar on Vicarious Trauma

Calling all providers working with survivors of sexual violence! Do you want to better understand vicarious trauma and explore ways to develop resiliency and healthy coping skills? Tune into a webinar this Thursday featuring Vanessa Siebald, our senior bilingual clinician.  What: National TeleNursing Center Webinar on Vicarious Trauma… Read More

Impact and response: SAPR officials charged with sexual assault

When I first heard the story about the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response chief who was accused of sexual assault, my heart sank.  As an advocate in this field, it has always been a fear of mine to hear about an advocate assaulting someone.  And then, in the same month, another similar story comes out about an Army enlisted SAPR… Read More

DTR: What Does Sexual Violence Prevention Look Like?

In some relationships there is always the point where you have to sit down and have the “the talk.” We all have different feelings about “the talk,” but it’s when you sit down and DTR: define the relationship, or who you want to be. Are we just friends? Are we more than friends? Where is this relationship going? What do… Read More

An Ode to the Volunteers

This week is volunteer training at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.  As I type, there are group of people on the other side of the wall learning all about the adolescent sexual assault survivors. While some are going through training to join other organizations such as Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP) or the North Shore Rape… Read More