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Invite SARA to train your organization, staff, faith group, school, students, or any other group that is interested! The goals of SARA’s community education and training efforts are to increase public awareness about the impact of sexual violence, promote community involvement, foster a multidisciplinary systems approach to survivors of sexual violence, and challenge the prevailing attitudes and dispel the myths that perpetuate the problem of sexual violence.

SARA offers free specialized training, workshops, and sexual violence prevention programming to the general public as well as professional groups and individuals in the Roanoke Valley. To request a workshop or presentation, please email Bethny Barrett at bbarrett@sararoanoke.org.

Topics Include:

  • Sexual Violence 101
    • Dynamics & Realities of Sexual Violence
    • Healthy Sexuality & Relationships
    • Consent, Boundaries, & Respect
    • Power & Control
    • Rape Culture & Victim Blaming
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Sexual Violence and the LGBT+ Community
  • How to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Violence and Teens
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Sexual Violence and Black Women
  • The Art & Science of Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse
  • The Art & Activism of Self-Care
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Sexual Violence and the Faith Community