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Prevention Education Services

  • Bringing in the Bystander: Establishing a Community of Responsibility   
    • Time Needed: 2 Hours or  (2 sessions) totaling 4.5 hours
      • The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness of sexual violence and expand an individual’s sense of responsibility to help prevent and intervene as a positive bystander. This interactive training uses an approach focused on "community responsibility" to illustrate how to safely intervene in situations when the risk for sexual violence is observed. 

Awareness Campaigns

  • Denim Day 2019
    • The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans,thereby implying consent. Safe Place staff proudly wore jeans on April 25, 2018 and campaigned at Amack's Well in Batesville, IN. Join us April 24, 2019 to take a stand, rape is never acceptable no matter what someone is wearing.

Presentations and Outreach

Community Education and Outreach provides education and training on sexual assault and other issues that affect violence in our communities. We offer presentations and trainings for youth, professional staff, community groups and others who are interested. All presentations are age appropriate and can be modified to individual needs.

  • What is Safe Place?                                                                                                                                         
    • Time Needed: 30 Minutes
      • This presentation will provide basic information about Safe Place Sexual Assault Center and the services that our advocates can provide to survivors. We will also discuss how you can utilize our organization as a resource for the clients, families or individuals that you encounter.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Education for Law Enforcement 
    • Time Needed 1 Hour or 2 Hours
      • This training will clarify definitions of various types of sexual violence, challenge myths and beliefs regarding sexual assault, discuss a wide range of potential victim reactions to an assault and provide information on how to refer victims/survivors to our comprehensive services.
  • Undersanding the Dynamics of Sexual Violence
    • Time Needed: 1.5 Hours
      • This educational presentation provides an in-depth look at the issue of sexual violence as a whole.  Participants will gain a better understanding of relevant terms, the idea of rape culture in society, the continuum of sexual violence, common victim reactions to sexual assault, and what happens after a victim reports an assault.  Participants will also gain a better understanding of how to assist a victim and what resources are available to help facilitate healing. 
  • First Response to Sexual Violence Training Series
    • These presentations provide an overview of sexual violence, suggestions for screenings of sexual violence, and providing trauma-informed responses to sexual violence. Participants will leave with a better understanding of sexual violence and steps to take with sexual violence survivors.

      • First Response to Sexual Violence: Pregnancy.
        • Time needed: 45 minutes
        • This presentation is specific to providers that give pregnancy tests, pregnancy care, and postpartum care. It provides education about the effects of sexual violence on the prenatal, perinatal, and post-partum periods, screening for sexual violence during pregnancy testing and appointments, and providing trauma-informed care and immediate sexual violence responses to survivors.
      • First Response to Sexual Violence: Medical Professionals.
        • Time needed: 45 minutes
        • This training is specific to medical professional. Participants will gain a better understanding of sexual violence, screening for sexual violence, and providing trauma informed care. Participants will also learn about the sexual assault response process and Safe Place services.
      • First Response to Sexual Violence: College Responders.
        • Time needed: 1 hour
        • This training is specific to campus security and other first responders on college campuses. It provides an overview of sexual violence and sexual assault response. Participants will gain an understanding of myths and facts about sexual violence, on campus and off campus procedures for responding to sexual violence, and compassionate responses to survivors of sexual violence.




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    Safe Place Sexual Assault Center
    PO Box 235
    Batesville, Indiana 47006
    812-932-SAFE (7233)
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    This project is supported in part (or in whole) by grant, 03215VAGX006403 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Views contained herein are those of the author and do not represent the position of USDOJ or ICJI.