Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to "Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Violence" Course

    2. Quick Tips about Navigating this Course

    1. Learning Objectives

    2. Prevalence of Sexual Violence

    3. Sexual Assault and Consent

    4. Examples of Coercion

    5. Affirmative Standard of Consent

    6. Consent Vignettes

    7. Sexual Violence

    8. Sexual Harassment

    9. Impact Over Intent

    10. Sexual Harassment vs. Flirting

    11. Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

    12. Looking Forward

    1. Learning Objectives

    2. What is Rape Culture?

    3. Sexual Violence Pyramid

    4. Sexual Violence Pyramid: Attitudes and Beliefs

    5. Sexual Violence Pyramid: Verbal Expressions

    6. Sexual Violence Pyramid: Physical Expressions

    7. Interrupting the Continuum of Sexual Violence

    8. Who Experiences Sexual Assault?

    9. Who Commits Sexual Assault?

    10. Motivations and Responsibility for Sexual Assault

    11. How Can We Prevent Sexual Assault?

    12. Victim Blaming

    13. Looking Forward

    1. Learning Objectives

    2. Sexual Assault Trauma

    3. Immediate Trauma Responses

    4. Remembering Trauma

    5. Long-Term Responses

    6. Flashbacks and Triggers

    7. Empathetic Support

    8. The Power of Believing

    9. Responding to Disclosures

    10. Reflection Scenarios

    11. Resources and Reporting

    12. Hope After Sexual Violence

    13. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 40 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

Course Educator

This is the Public Education team member that will be moderating the course.

Avery Edwards

Avery Edwards (they/them) is a white settler born and raised on Treaty 6 Territory. They graduated from the University of Alberta in 2017 with a degree in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies, and hold an undergraduate certificate in Labour Studies from the City University of New York. As a member of the Public Education team, Avery delivers presentations on topics related to sexual violence prevention and consent to youth, adults, community groups, and professionals.

A Note on Self Care

Learning about sexual violence can be challenging, and it’s normal for some of the content in this course to bring up a range of different, sometimes difficult, emotions for participants. Please practice self-care and engage with the provided materials to the degree that you feel comfortable. We have included a downloadable resource below with some breathing and movement techniques that you can use as necessary throughout the course to help you regulate your emotions. 

If you are in need of support, you are also very welcome to: 

  • Click here for a downloadable resource with breathing and movement techniques
  • Call the SACE Support and Information Line at 780.423.4121
  • Call or text Alberta's One Line for Sexual Violence at 1.800.403.8000
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