USA Offers Sexual Assault Training Sessions
Posted on October 29, 2021
It’s On Us, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to combat college sexual assault, is collaborating with the University of South Alabama’s HEART Project and Title IX Office to provide Sexual Assault Awareness/Consent Education 101, Bystander Education 101, and Survivor Support 101 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Student Center Terrace.
South Alabama was selected as a site for the national "It’s On Us" sexual assault training, and will invite the campus and larger Mobile community to take advantage of this important opportunity. It’s On Us was founded in 2014 as a White House initiative to change the culture of campus sexual assault.
“Through our partnership with It's On Us, we're able to offer programming targeted at preventing sexual violence on campus,” said Dr. Candice Selwyn, director of the HEART Project at South Alabama. “It is one of HEART's primary missions. It's On Us includes national experts addressing sexual assault on college campuses, and we're grateful to both learn from their organization and share the knowledge with South's students and the greater Mobile area.”
USA’s HEART Project (Health, Empowerment, and Recovery from Trauma) was developed to support undergraduate and graduate students who are sexual assault victim-survivors, and also offers education and outreach on campus and in the Mobile community.
“We hope to continue this collaboration by encouraging students to form a local campus chapter of It's On Us,” Selwyn said.
Students interested in this effort can contact Selwyn at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and receive support from HEART in its endeavor to bring It’s On Us to campus full-time.
The HEART Project was made possible through a nearly half-million-dollar grant to the USA College of Nursing from the Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime. The USA Violence Prevention Alliance is a campus collaborating partner with the HEART Project.
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