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.

Building on previous bystander intervention training, learners will strengthen their ability to intervene when friends engage in unsafe or unhealthy behavior, and to intervene earlier–before a situation escalates. Learners will explore the relationships between identity and bystander intervention and build on previous knowledge and skills in order to decrease individual barriers to taking action.This course satisfies compliance mandates for continuing education as defined in the Clery Act. This course reflects training requirements outlined in the 2020 Title IX changes.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the need for continued sexual assault prevention training in creating a safe campus and community
  • Describe the protections against discrimination and harassment established by Title IX
  • Recognize microaggressions
  • Explain how identity impacts a person’s beliefs, experiences, and actions and how certain intersecting identities can increase vulnerability to being a target of sexual harassment and violence
  • List the qualities of a healthy relationship and explain how intervening supports healthy relationships
  • Strategies for supporting survivors
  • Discuss the concept of retaliation prohibited by Title IX and the Clery Act
  • List steps to take when preparing to report and identify reporting options and explain confidential resources
  • Discuss the importance of consent in building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Define consent and coercion while recalling and reinforcing the connection between alcohol and coercion
  • Assess the role of identity in bystander behavior

Course Syllabus

Module 1: The Power to Make a Difference

This module reaffirms a learner’s ability to positively influence their community through their actions (such as bystander intervention) and that the learner’s positive values align with those of the healthy majority on their campus.

  • Custom Sexual Misconduct Policy Page
  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Pre-Course Survey
  • Pre-Course Assessment

Module 2: How Our Identities Affect Our Actions

In this module, learners will revisit the concept of identity introduced in prior courses and reestablish the effect that identity has on an individual’s experience with harassment or assault and their actions as a bystander. The learner will understand the importance of early intervention to mitigate a the risk of a situation and practice bystander intervention techniques in interactive scenarios.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page

Module 3: Healthy Relationships are Built on Respect

In this module, learners will explore the importance of forging and maintaining healthy relationships. Learners will be provided with an opportunity to utilize bystander intervention techniques when confronting and supporting a friend through several interactive scenarios. This module will also provide the learner with guidance on supporting a friend who has experienced sexual harassment or violence, as well as information on reporting options and procedures.

  • Custom Reporting Policy Page
  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Additional Resources for School & Local Resources

Module 4: When Harassment Escalates to Assault

This module focuses on the importance of consent in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. Learners will explore how types of coercion may lead to sexual assault. Learners will be given more opportunities to use the bystander intervention strategies in assessing and responding to scenarios of increasing complexity and depth. The instruction will focus on how inaction can lead to the escalation of negative behaviors. Finally, it will conclude with a review of terms and objectives from previous modules.

  • Custom Consent Policy Page
  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page

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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