Prevention Programs and Training Opportunities

Haven for Students

Email: pws@wwu.edu

Haven is an online sexual violence prevention training. It provides information about creating healthy relationships; the importance of obtaining consent in sexual situations; ways students can help foster a safe, positive campus environment; and Western’s policies, resources, and reporting options regarding sexual violence. This training is available to all Western students, but is a mandatory requirement of all new matriculated students (new freshman, transfer, and graduate students), whether they are full-time or a member of an established cohort in which they take classes less than full-time. For more information, access to the training, and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Haven and WWU page of the Prevention and Wellness Services website.

CASAS Safe Space Training

E-mail: pws@wwu.edu

This training is open to Western faculty and staff members interested in serving as proactive allies to Western students who may have experienced any form of relationship violence or sexual assault. The workshop explores issues surrounding relationship violence and sexual assault and teaches participants to develop listening and support skills. Offered by the Consultation and Sexual Support office through Prevention and Wellness Services.

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Title IX Training

Email: eoo@wwu.edu or call 360.650.3307

The Equal Opportunity Office and Title IX Coordinator provide trainings for student groups, and speak in classes, about students’ Title IX rights and responsibilities regarding sexual misconduct.  These trainings and discussions review the laws and university policies that protect students from sexual misconduct, explore the types of behaviors that constitute sexual harassment and sexual violence, and discuss resources and reporting options for students who experience sexual misconduct.

WEAVE (Western’s Empowerment and Violence Education)

Email: pws@wwu.edu

These Peer Health Educators strive to end oppression of all identities and foster healthy expressions of masculinity and relationships based on equality and respect. They facilitate workshops, discussions and events which address cultural attitudes about violence, and community safety, while focusing on the empowerment of all individuals. WEAVE implements programs and events that educate students about violence, consent, Prevention and Wellness Services resources, and bystander empowerment. WEAVE is a group in the Peer Health Educator Program of Prevention and Wellness Services.

Wellness Outreach Center

Viking Union 432 | Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
360.650.4321

The WOC is a health and wellness resource center operated by Prevention and Wellness Services. It specializes in helping students find the tools to optimize their health and well-being. The WOC houses a resource library, with books, pamphlets and videos on all aspects of health including nutrition, physical health and activity, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, emotional/mental health and social justice issues. The WOC also features a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) light, free cold self-care kit, and condoms. Many students come to the WOC for a stress-break – a cup of hot tea and a comfortable couch, or to make an appointment for a Sexual Health Information session (STI or female health consultation). The Wellness Outreach Center is a service of Prevention and Wellness Services.