Helping You Help Others

Posted on 2/1/2012 4:10:06 PM

Are you in a helping field? Would you know what to do if someone shared that they had survived a sexual assault or domestic violence?

The Haven Project at the Center for Health and Well-Being is offering a series of five workshops to help individuals who are likely to assist survivors learn more about sexual violence.

Please join Malinda Cowles, Haven Project director, and Jessica Miller, psychologist with the Counseling Center, as they provide insight and information on how you can help someone who has been assaulted. The workshops will cover a variety of topics. You are not required to attend all of the workshops.

All workshops are held on Thursday afternoons (3:30–4:45 p.m.) in Room G60, Suites on Maple-East.

For more information, e-mail Malinda Cowles ( or Jessica Miller (

Helping You Help Others

February 9: Gender Socialization

Do we support sexual violence through our society? Learn this answer and ways to challenge stereotypes that reinforce myths about sexual violence.

February 16: Victimization

College women are more likely to experience sexual assault than their non-college peers. Learn more about sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

February 23: Diversity

Who we are can influence how we respond to sexual violence. Learn more about sexual violence among military veterans; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; African Americans; and men.

March 1: Perpetrators

Is the perpetrator really hiding under a car or behind a bush? Or is the perpetrator someone you know? Learn more about why sexual violence is so common in the United States.

March 8: University Resources

Learn more about resources available on campus and in the community from a panel of professionals. The panel will discuss IUP’s Haven Project, University Police, Student Conduct, and the Alice Paul House.