Interpersonal Violence: “What is the WRC doing?”

Campus community trainings

The Wellness Resource Center wants to equip all members of the campus community with accurate information about violence prevention.  We have a number of trainings and programming available.  Learn more about programming or request a program today!

  • Peer-Facilitated Programs – Student organizations, instructors, athletic teams, and other student groups can request a program facilitated by the WRC’s HEART Peer Educators
    • We [HEART] Healthy Relationships
      This workshop will offer participants strategies for cultivating relationships that make them happy. 
    • Building A Safer Nest: Addressing sexual assault and harassment
      This workshop will cover the wide realities of sexual violence, as well as some things we can do to create a safer campus community. 
  • Staff Training & Professional Development
    • Beyond Yes & No: Creating A Culture of Consent 
      How would we feel living in a world where all boundaries are honored? Where we could feel safe and affirmed? This workshop will explore how we can move past a transactional or "Yes / No" framework of consent and how we can begin to work toward a culture of consent.
    • Creating Safer Spaces for Survivors of Sexual Assault
      Effective and informed responses to disclosures of sexual assault are built on a solid foundation of research and experiential expertise.  Discussions and content will focus on the dynamics of sexual trauma and how best to incorporate trauma-sensitive principles into practice

Awareness-raising events

  • Clothesline Project – Started in 1990 as a way to raise awareness about interpersonal violence. Visitors are invited to design a t-shirt representing their own experience with violence or offer a message of hope and social change to others.
  • WalkTU – WalkTU is an annual campus-wide event designed to honor and kick-off Sexual Assault Awareness Month efforts on campus.
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – The WRC organizes programming throughout the month for members of the campus community to learn more about preventing and responding to intimate partner and dating violence in meaningful ways.
  • January is Stalking Awareness Month - The WRC focuses on elevating conversations of harmful behaviors and how these behaviors have been normalized by media or rendered invisible due to social norms.
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – The WRC organizes programming throughout the month for members of the campus community to learn more about preventing and responding to sexual violence in meaningful ways.

 

Learn more how Temple University defines Sexual Misconduct and violence on campus.

Looking to report sexual misconduct? Click here 

Have you experienced violence at some point and want to talk with someone? There are confidential resources on campus and in the community.