Creating a Community of Respect: A Violence Prevention Workshop
- Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Room 235 - view map
About the workshop:
At the VOICE Center, we believe that everyone plays a vital role in helping to transform attitudes and actions regarding sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. We are inviting our community members to spend a day with us to learn how you can help prevent violence, support survivors, and create a safe and inclusive community. Creating a Community of Respect: A Violence Prevention Workshop is being offered on Saturday, January 23rd and Saturday, February 27th to anyone who is interested in learning more about the issues impacting our campus and how they can get involved to help create change. The workshop is FREE and open to all MSU staff members and students.
Interested in volunteering?
Becoming a VOICE Center volunteer provides students with an opportunity to become involved with positive change on campus while learning valuable peer advocacy and education skills. In addition, students may be able to receive paraprofessional or internship credits from some departments. Successful completion of the Violence Prevention Workshop is a prerequisite to becoming a VOICE Center peer educator or advocate.
VOICE Center Volunteer Advocates:
The VOICE Center hosts an advocate training each Fall semester. Victim Advocates receive training to be able to provide support, information, and resources to survivors and their loved ones. Services that peer advocates provide include: answering the 24-hour confidential support line; meeting with survivors one on one; accompanying survivors to help with reporting, accessing medical, legal, and/or other services; and talking with friends or family members of survivors about how to best support their loved one. Advocates are required to staff a weekly 2-hour shift in the VOICE Center office and attend bi-monthly 1-hour advocate meetings. The application consists of a written application, reference checks, and an interview prior to selection into the advocate training program. Volunteer applications are available at the Violence Prevention Workshops or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application. Students must have successfully completed the Violence Prevention Workshop to be considered for this volunteer position.
VOICE Center Volunteer Educators:
The VOICE Center’s Peer Educator program is intended to create a team of educators to co-facilitate educational presentations to student peers, student organizations, and bobcat athletic teams. Peer educators will be required to attend a 1 hour meeting each month to receive updates and continued education. Students must have successfully completed the Violence Prevention Workshop and the Advocate Training in order to be considered for this volunteer position.
If you have any additional questions or want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 406-994-7662, email us at email@example.com, or stop by our office in the SUB- room #370 (above Avogadro’s Number and the Leigh Lounge).
- VOICE Center