We challenge power and privilege that contribute to sexual violence and promote norms and behaviors that support equity within relationships and spaces for advancing social change.
Who We Empower
Engaging the community at all levels.
Jenn Tristan, Director of Education and Training
Our presentations are generally tailored for groups, but feel free to contact us if you’re interested in receiving info in a more focused setting.
The 10 week curriculum was designed for grades 6-12. The purpose of this curriculum is to strengthen youth by incorporating the 40 Developmental Assets that give youth positive qualities, skills, experiences, and opportunities that are crucial in the development of young people. Based on more than four decades of research, the Search Institute found that there are 40 assets that youth need in order to grow into competent, capable, and caring adults. The Center’s programming focuses on reflection on internal values, skills, and beliefs that youth need to fully engage and function in the world around them; commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. Sessions include a focus on interpersonal violence, gender inequality, deconstructing media messages, the role of bystanders, practicing bystander skills, and inspiring community change.
Best practices for working with survivors of sexual assault and responding to outcries. Explores specific populations that are at higher risk for sexual assault and the barriers they face when reporting and seeking help.
Defines these activities and examines their prevalence and consequences. Provides information about prevention, bystander intervention, and other ways to respond.
Prepares adults to recognize, prevent, and appropriately respond to signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse. Fulfills both school and daycare requirements set out by Jenna’s Law.
Defines human trafficking and specific types of trafficking. Information about the people involved in human trafficking including victims, traffickers, and customers is explained and discussed. Emphasis is placed on trafficking in the US, Texas, and the ways it affects our own communities in San Antonio.
Introduction to sexual assault education with an overview of laws, statistics, and challenges and effects on survivors. Examines sexual assault through an ecological model and discusses the causes of sexual violence and the role of primary prevention in ending it.
Discusses the impact media has on normalizing and perpetuating violence in our society through advertising and mainstream entertainment. Power, oppression, and violence based on gender, race, and sexual orientation are explored.
Presents the impact of societal and cultural gender norms that dictate values and expectations placed on males and females of all ages. Challenges the imbalance of power created by strict gender roles and illustrates their connection to sexual violence through the use of popular clothing, products, and media.
Discusses all the different types of relationships we have with the people in our lives. Examines the characteristics that make up a healthy and unhealthy relationship and the importance of knowing your partner’s boundaries and embracing your individuality in a relationship.
This presentation is intended for school staff and administration or parents. The presentation explains the assets that give youth positive qualities, skills, experiences, and opportunities that are crucial in the development of young people. Based on more than four decades of research, the Search Institute found that there are 40 assets that youth need in order to grow into competent, capable, and caring adults. We focus on reflection on internal values, skills and beliefs that youth need to fully engage and function in the world around them: commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.
Explores methods of intervention for events that need immediate action and also for those moments we witness that are not violent but are intended to marginalize groups of people. The presentation will strengthen participant’s ability to speak up and give tools to identify, act and keep you safe when intervening. We will examine the culture and climate that informs the method of intervention and the consequences perpetuated when action is not taken.
This workshop is intended for schools, daycares, and churches who wish to create, update, or review their current policies on Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Assault. We will guide you through best practices, laws, and language and explore ways to empower survivors that create a healthy, safe environment.