Sexual Assault Prevent for Community College addresses preventing sexual assault and harassment on campus, in the workplace, and at home.
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.
Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships empowers students beyond their first year by strengthening their consent and relationship skills, and their ability to intervene when friends engage in unsafe or unhealthy behavior. Building on students’ developmental experiences, this course prepares them to navigate professional environments using realistic scenarios and increases survivor empathy through understanding the impact of trauma. This course satisfies compliance mandates for continuing education as defined in the Clery Act and reflects training requirements outlined in the 2020 Title IX changes.
- Learn strategies to recognize and take action in risky or harmful situations
- Identify healthy and unhealthy relationship practices
- Practice stills to navigate consent-focused learner attitudes and behaviors
- Safely engage in bystander intervention
- Increase survivor empathy through understanding the impacts of trauma
Module 1: Introduction
The introduction welcomes learners into the course. Instructions will help ease learners into the course design and content, and students are introduced to the topic of sexual assault prevention.
The Sexual Misconduct Policy Acknowledgement is in this section.
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 to respond to friends or peers who are or have experienced abuse, as well as strategies to intervening if they think a friend is being abusive.
Module 3: Consent, Coercion, and Bystander Intervention
This module presents an in-depth exploration of consent and coercion. Designed to enable learners to distinguish between the two, this course explores what it means for an individual to clearly give consent.
Add your institution’s consent definition in this module.
Module 4: Sexual Harassment and Stalking
Learners will be able to define and recognize forms of sexual harassment, including stalking, that are common to various higher education environments. Learners will review federal and state laws that define stalking, and strategies for responding to disclosures.
Module 5: Reporting and Responding
This module provides the learner with guidance on responding to disclosures using empathetic and active listening skills. It explains different reporting options, and introduces the learner to local and national resources.
The Student Engagement Survey is in this section.
Module 6: Conclusion
This module allows for multiple configurable pages and provides a brief summary of the content introduced in this course.
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.
Course Materials and Tools
- Research Background: Sexual Assault Prevention
Insight into the research that informed the development of EVERFI’s Sexual Assault Prevention Suite
- Complying with the Clery Act and Title IX
How to evaluate your sexual assault prevention program’s compliance with federal law
- EVERFI Course Development
Creating courses that are engaging, inclusive, and informed by best practices in instructional design