Sessions & Modules
The GBVPP educational program will be broken down into a number of introductory sessions and eight modules.
- Attitude & Behaviour Survey – Baseline Data and Research Collection (Quantitative).
- Focus Groups (Qualitative Research).
- Introduction to InterPersonal/Domestic Violence (IPV/DV)
By the end of the introductory sessions, participants have an understanding of the various facets of IPV/DV: Emotional, Verbal, Physical, Sexual, Financial, and Technology-facilitated abuse.
Module One: Critical Thinking of Gender Roles, Gender & Sexual Diversity
By the end of Module One, participants will
- Have a basic understanding of masculinity as a social construct and be able to evaluate gender stereotypes which perpetuate oppressive beliefs and attitudes that are the foundation for abusive behaviors.
- Be able to recognize the language and terms associated with sexual assault, intimate partner violence and domestic violence.
- Be able to identify language and terms associated with misogynistic and homophobic behavior.
- Be able to identify how seemingly normalized behaviors’ in their own lives perpetuate systems of violence.
- Be able to unpack their beliefs and values around sexism to understand roots of homophobia and transphobia.
Module Two: Athletes, Leadership & Violence Prevention
By the end of module two, participants will
- Have an understanding of the prevalence of athlete violence and how it relates to mainstream populations and demographics.
- Recognize their position of privilege as an athlete and identify factors that may increase the probability of dating and /or sexual violence.
- Understand the role they can play in violence prevention.
Module Three: Consent
By the end of module three, participants will
- Be able to identify the five pillars of consent.
- Understand the legal definition of consent.
- Be in a position to discuss legal and non-legal implications of non-consent.
- Understand the role of alcohol in consent.
Module Four: Sexual Harassment & Coercion
By the end of Module Four, participants will
- Understand the definitions of sexual harassment and coercion.
- Be able to discuss legal and non-legal implications of sexual harassment and coercion.
- Be able to critically evaluate current attitudes and beliefs that support Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence Myths and Rape Culture.
- Be able to discuss options for reporting.
Module Five: Sexual Assault
By the end of Module Five, participants will
- Begin to understand the prevalence and greater impact of sexual violence, specifically relating to how Power and Control plays a significant role in sexual violence.
- Be able to discuss the criminal code of Canada and how it defines sexual assault.
- Be able to examine myths around sexual assault.
- Be able to discuss the impacts of sexual assault.
- Be able to review and discuss supporting and reporting disclosures.
Module Six: Role of Media – Sexual Violence and Technology
By the end of Module Six, participants will
- Begin to evaluate how gender stereotypes and sexism are perpetuated within the technology and media mediums we consume.
- Understand the role media plays in shaping our values, thoughts and actions toward the continuum of violence.
- Be able to define what constitutes non-consensual photo sharing and/or video sharing – and understand this is a form of violence.
- Be able to rdiscuss and reflect on their own use of technology.
Module Seven: Intersections of Domestic & Sexual Violence
By the end of Module Seven, participants will
- Be able to discuss and define the anti-violence continuum.
- Understand the difference between domestic and sexual violence, but also how they intersect.
- Understand the negative/positive impacts of prevention programs aimed at individuals who may be victims, bystanders and those who may be perpetrators.
Module Eight: Intersections of Violence and Health
By the end of Module 8, participants will
- Be able to identify common mental and physical health implications of violence one may experience.
- Understand how anger and rage can manifest within individuals who have experienced violence and/or are experienced by loved ones or bystanders supporting individuals.
- Understand how to channel emotions constructively, and to access supports and resources.