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Faculty and Staff Programs

Reporting and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct
Project Safe and Title IX partner to offer this 60-90-minute workshop designed to help faculty and staff better understand and navigate their mandatory reporting obligations in ways that are supportive, affirming, and compliant.  Participants will review case studies, leave with action plans and resources, and learn about warning signs and survivor behaviors, how to respond with empathy while following University policies and procedures, and the University’s many support resources available to those who have been impacted by sexual harassment and/or intimate partner violence.  To request this presentation, email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu.

Identifying Students in Distress
Project Safe, the Center for Student Wellbeing, and the University Counseling Center have partnered to offer this training to help faculty and staff learn how to identify and support students in distress, who may have or be experiencing power-based personal violence, need support related to substance abuse or mental health. To request this presentation, email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu.

Supporting Student and Colleague Survivors
Project Safe provides information in a variety of formats to those interested in learning how to better support those who have experienced sexual and intimate partner violence.  We are happy to meet with individual students, groups of students. or student organizations to discuss what appropriate and constructive support looks like in the immediate aftermath of an incident, in the weeks following an assault, and over time. Email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu for more information or to request a program.

Lunch & Learn Series
Project Safe offers a monthly Lunch & Learn program designed for graduate and professional students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff.  Topics vary.  Sessions occur on the last Thursday of each month from 12-1 PM.  Various locations.  Contact projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu to learn more.  Sign up via Anchor Link.

Customized Programs
Project Safe staff are happy to help design a program for your office, department, student organization, residence hall, professional association, and more.  We regularly present on timely issues of local and national significance.  We are also available to provide a victim advocate for appropriate programs occurring within the VU community. Email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu for more information or to request a program.

Bystander Intervention Training
The Green Dot bystander intervention curriculum is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model. Informed by social change theory, the model targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education, and skills-practice, in proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm, as well as reactive interventions in high-risk situations – resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence.  Project Safe offers a one-hour introductory educational program and 3-6-hour training sessions through the Green Dot program, which is supported by many faculty and staff volunteers.  All Green Dot facilitators have completed a four-day trainer certification program.