Community Education & Outreach
We offer one-hour workshops specific to college life that educate students, staff and faculty about the primary prevention of sexual violence. Primary prevention is a process that promotes healthy environments and behaviors and reduces the likelihood of an incident or injury before it happens.
“Men Are Part of the Solution"
A workshop developed for both men and women, this dialogue will help shatter the myth that all men are potential perpetrators. By learning about rape laws in Tennessee, the definitions of consent and coercion, as well as the concept of bystander intervention, both men and women will have a better understanding of how to stop rape before it happens.
“Porn: Healthy or Unhealthy?”
Join us for a candid conversation about whether pornography can have a healthy or unhealthy impact on daily life and relationships. Is porn “always” bad, or are there healthy ways to indulge? Just what is it that makes pornography so taboo or so enthralling? You may be surprised at what you learn in this workshop.
“Media Literacy and Influences”
Think you’re above being influenced by what you see and hear on TiVo or your iPod? The media has some really sneaky ways of infiltrating our lives in almost every aspect. Is it just another conspiracy theory or is there some truth to the school of thought that we are brainwashed by how and what the media feeds us? This workshop will give you a chance to challenge those ideas and may even leave you with a different outlook on what you see and hear every day.
“Fostering Healthy Relationships”
Is there such a thing as a healthy relationship in today’s world? What makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy? Think you know? Come share your ideas with us as we dissect dating relationships, family relationships and friend relationships.
“The Truth About Rape”
“With knowledge comes power, and with power comes responsibility”. Empower yourself by learning about the rape laws in Tennessee; take responsibility to stop rape before it happens. This workshop is designed for everyone, because we are all part of the solution to stopping sexual violence. Only by learning about rape and sexual assault will we be able to shatter the myths and the taboos around these sensitive subjects.
“It Can Happen to Anyone”
The statistics are clear: One in three women will be affected by sexual violence over the course of her lifetime. Women between the ages of 16-24 have the highest probability of being victimized. But, how are men affected? One in ten men will be sexually assaulted during his lifetime. One in six boys is sexually abused by the time he reaches his 18th birthday. Even if he is not a victim, a woman in his life likely has been. How do we change these horrific numbers? Come to this open discussion to find out.
Through a grant from the Department of Health, SAC is working with men’s groups on local college campuses to empower men in the fight against sexual violence. After completing a training with an SAC staff member, a few men on an athletic team, in a fraternity or in a dorm return to their group and educate the rest of the men. These peer education teams have proven effective at reducing sexual assault on college campuses by as much as 70% over the course of a year.
SAC representatives are available to host a table or booth at health fairs, community awareness fairs, school/career fairs, or any other type of event when materials and information about SAC is needed. In the past, you may have seen us at events for Dell, HCA, Mayor’s First Day, Children’s Mental Health Week, colleges, high schools, middle schools and other nonprofits, just to mention a few!
For more information, please contact Sharon Travis at email@example.com or615-259-9055 ext. 333