Engagement

Creating a no-judgment zone in which people can comfortably take a deep dive into toxic thoughts and behaviors they might have.

Humor

Using relevant language and situations to defuse the tension that can arise around the subject matter and increase understanding.

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Leveraging our 25 years of campus-based advocacy experience and over 40 years worth of program development and delivery.

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Sex Signals - Military

Sex Signals has become one of the most popular and respected sexual assault awareness programs on military installations through its unorthodox, humor-facilitated approach to examining sex, culture, and the core issue of bystander intervention.

ONLINE U Got This! - College

Unlike many sexual assault prevention online training programs that spew out one-way, text-heavy content, U Got This! truly engages individual users in what feels like a real conversation. By utilizing humor, interactive games, and short training modules, U Got This! delivers a cultural change model you and your students will love. Our online bystander training is Campus SaVE & Title IX Compliant.

Sex Signals - College

Sex Signals has become one of the most popular sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses through its unorthodox, humor-facilitated and inclusive approach to examining our culture, sex, and prevention strategies like bystander intervention. Sex Signals is updated every six months to stay culturally relevant and regularly incorporates new teaching strategies based on best practices research from numerous fields of study. We touch on topics like ending rape culture, stop victim blaming and consent.

Beat the Blame Game - Military

Beat the Blame Game is the powerful reality check that provides you with the tools you need to challenge the corrosive hostility that follows victims when they report.

ONLINE Report=Support! - Faculty

Report = Support! Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct is an online, interactive training that converts Title IX compliance mandates into a relatable and engaging virtual conversation for the employee user. It’s a Great complement to U Got This! Your Guide to Speak Up, Step In, and Create a Better Campus for All.  With a strategic use of humor and colloquial language, the program frames the broader issue of what it means to be a responsible employee under Title IX regulations and explores the “why” behind Title IX policies and procedures.

Say What?! - College

Your students are a diverse group of people, not only in their character and opinions, but also because of their gender, race, ethnicity, age and abilities. Are your educators creating a welcoming and safe space for their students? Do your students know how to have an open, yet respectful dialogue? Say What?! can help you create a respectful environment and an inclusive culture where everyone loves to work, study and prepare for a professional environment.

FOAI - Prevention Educators

This intensive training will enable participants to identify strengths and weaknesses in presentation content and delivery, emphasizing an understanding of why audiences blame victims; how to best break down audience resistance to the subject matter; and identify methods of creating positive rapport with specific audiences. Presented by Gail Stern, Ph.D., and Heather Imrie, M.Ed.

Beat the Blame Game

Whether it’s slut shaming, or the almost “recreational hostility” that follows victims when they report, Beat the Blame Game is the powerful reality check that provides your campus with the tools they need to challenge the haters.

The Hook Up

Hooking up can often sound like harmless fun, but it can also be a cover for some very unhealthy behaviors. This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.

Got Your Back

This research based program is designed to dismantle the false belief that rape is really just a bad hook-up, as well as differentiate between healthy intimacy and sexual violence.

The Force of Awesome Institute - Educators

This intensive training will enable participants to identify strengths and weaknesses in presentation content and delivery, emphasizing an understanding of why audiences blame victims; how to best break down audience resistance to the subject matter; and identify methods of creating positive rapport with specific audiences. Presented by Gail Stern, Ph.D., and Heather Imrie, M.Ed.

THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE

Created and Presented by Gail Stern, Ph.D.

Not Suitable For Work

Research shows diversity improves performance. Studies show that ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their peers financially and gender-diversity 15%*. Inclusive teams outperform their peers by 80% in team-based assessments**. But diversity and inclusivity are not just reached by hiring a diverse group of people. Your staff needs to feel respected, included, and motivated to contribute. If you can increase positive communication and cross-cultural understanding, you are actively promoting wellness, continuing education and a healthier culture for your organization.


Dr. Gail Stern

Dr. Stern is a subject matter expert, educator and a curriculum developer with nearly 25 years of experience in violence prevention education and advocacy. She is the co-founder of Catharsis Productions and co-author of Sex Signals.