Course Description

Preparing students to succeed post-graduation means equipping them now with the skills and knowledge to identify and intervene when they witness unsafe or unhealthy behavior with friends or coworkers. Research shows that the most effective prevention education requires messaging that is tailored to diverse populations and delivered across the student lifecycle.

EVERFI’s Sexual Assault Prevention Suite is a comprehensive education solution that engages students as they progress, fostering healthy relationships and preparing them to recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment when it occurs.

Returning students and other adult learners have different relationships and experiences than traditional-aged students. Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners emphasizes the importance of consent in long-term relationships and teaches adult learners to identify and address common forms of abuse such as financial abuse and child manipulation in personal and professional contexts. Adult learners build confidence to intervene with strategies suited for in-person and online environments. This course reflects training requirements outlined in the 2020 Title IX changes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of contributing to safe and supportive communities by learning about sexual assault, healthy relationships, and consent
  • Identify personal values and describe how identities and values can influence how people view relationships and sexual violence
  • The key elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships and explain ways to support someone who is in an abusive relationship
  • Recognize quid pro quo and hostile environment sexual harassment; stalking behavior; bystander intervention strategies; how to respond to someone who is experiencing sexual harassment or stalking
  • Identify consent, coercion, and sexual assault even under the influence of alcohol or other substances
  • Recognize the effects of trauma on a survivor and how to practice empathetic, active listening when interacting with survivors of a traumatic experience
  • Understand the grievance process that follows when a person files, or the Title IX Coordinator signs, a formal complaint

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

The introduction welcomes learners into the course. Instructions will help ease learners into the course design and content, and learners are invited to reflect on the negative impact sexual assault has within a community, and the role individuals can play in creating a safe and supportive campus environment.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Pre-Course Survey
  • Pre-CourseQuiz

Module 2: Values, Identities, and Relationships

In this module, learners reflect on their identities and personal values, and explore how these influence their perceptions of relationships and sexual violence. Learners will learn how to respond to friends or peers who have experienced relationship abuse, as well as strategies to intervening if they think a friend is being abusive.

  • Custom Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • Custom Diversity Video Page
  • Additional Resources for Local Support Information

Module 3: Defining Sexual Harassment

This module defines hostile environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment, and stalking. Learners will be introduced to bystander intervention strategies and how to respond to disclosures of sexual harassment and stalking.

  • 3 Customizable Content Pages
  • Custom Bystander Intervention Video Page
  • Additional Resources for Student Groups & Organizations

Module 4: Consent and Coercion

This module presents an in-depth exploration of consent and coercion. Designed to enable learners to distinguish between the two, the course explores what it means for an individual to clearly give consent.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • Custom Consent Video Page

Module 5: Reporting Options and Responding to a Survivor

This module provides the learner with guidance on how to respond to a survivor using empathetic and active listening skills. It introduces the learner to reporting options and the grievance process, and shares local and national resources.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • Custom Support Video Page
  • Additional Resources for Confidential Reporting Information

Module 6: Summary

This module contains configurable pages for customer personalization and institution-specific content. It also provides a brief high-level review of content covered in the course.

  • 1 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Post-Course Exam

There is an additional post-course, follow-up survey (which mirrors the pre-course survey) that is assigned as a separate learning activity and considered Part 2. EVERFI recommends assigning Part 2 of the course 30-45 days after the learner completes Part 1.

This 30-45 day intersession period allows learners to process the information from the course, start putting their new knowledge and skills into practice, and become more acclimated to their environment. This enables the Part 2 follow-up survey to assess changes in learner attitudes and behaviors, as well as the impact of the school or organization environment.

Automated Assignments can be used to implement an intersession.

Post-Course Survey

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