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Step Up! - Sexual Violence Focused
April 1st at 2 pm

This training will help students learn skills to safely intervene in instances of potential harm especially those related to sexual harassment, stalking, rape, and dating violence. Students will leave with a framework of intervention, tools to utilize to intervene, and a better understanding of bystander intervention. Contact: jrubinsk@cougarnet.uh.edu

COMPASS: Sexual Misconduct Response Training
April 2nd at 9 am

COMPASS, previously known as Code Red Assist Training, is a day-long program offered by the WGRC’s Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS) Program. This training is designed to equip staff and faculty with skills and knowledge to respond to disclosures of sexual misconduct in a compassionate and compliant way. Contact: abustillo@uh.edu; dsfan@uh.edu

Trauma Informed Mindfulness
April 5th at 2 pm

You've probably heard of mindfulness, but if you're a trauma survivor, some traditionally suggested mindfulness practices can be triggering. Join us to learn more and leave with ways to modify mindfulness to help it work for you. Contact: lmzavala@central.uh.edu

Sexual Assault and Mental Health
April 5th at 5 pm

This will be a discussion about sexual harassment, assault, stalking, and dating violence and their impacts on mental health, and options for support. Contact: melissarurangirwa@gmail.com

Understanding Sexual Violence
April 6th at 12 pm

This presentation will focus more on understanding sexual violence and helpful tips when working with survivors. This is only open to graduate students, faculty, and staff. Contact: jrubinsk@cougarnet.uh.edu

Healing Gallery
April 7th at 10 am

A virtual gallery where UH community members can share art through any medium that has allowed them to process their feelings in a creative way. Contact: dsfan@uh.edu

The Hive Book Club Meeting
April 7th at 12 pm

The monthly meeting of THE HIVE with a discussion focused on healing and understanding sexual assault trauma. Contact: jcarmon3@central.uh.edu

Coping with Sexual Assault Trauma
April 7th at 2 pm

This presentation will go over common reactions that people experience after trauma, how we tend to try to cope afterward and strategies to cope in the longer term. Contact: drransch@central.uh.edu

Stages of Healing from Trauma
April 12th at 2 pm

While healing from sexual trauma is a process unique to every survivor, knowing the stages that many people experience while healing can be helpful. Join us for a discussion on what can help facilitate - and hinder - healing from trauma. Contact: lmzavala@central.uh.edu

Vixen Dance Class
April 13th at 2 pm

VXN recreates the live stage experience by incorporating trending choreography, musical remixes, and atmosphere lighting. As a result, participants are able to feel like performers. The class experience promotes mind-body connection, emotional release, and community in addition to physical fitness. Contact: ccrorex@central.uh.edu

End It
April 14th at 11 am

An interactive virtual event that strives to bring awareness to human trafficking through scenario videos, TED talks, and general trauma-informed discussion. Contact: dsfan@uh.edu

Coping with Sexual Assault Trauma
April 15th at 2 pm

This presentation will go over common reactions that people experience after trauma, how we tend to try to cope afterward and strategies to cope in the longer term. Contact: drransch@central.uh.edu

Consent and Sexual Violence Prevention Training
April 16th at 11 am

This training will include interactive activities to learn about Consent, Sexual Violence Prevention, and more! Contact: jrubinsk@cougarnet.uh.edu

Outdoor Adventure Climbing Wall
April 17th at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event will allow participants to work independently and in a group, setting to complete the challenge. Participants will be able to climb the wall and retrieve different situational and/or scenario items placed throughout the climbing wall then as a group they will decide which situations are supportive or not. Contact: arrodr22@central.uh.edu (Arleen)

Trauma Informed Mindfluness
April 19th at 2 pm

You've probably heard of mindfulness, but if you're a trauma survivor, some traditionally suggested mindfulness practices can be triggering. Join us to learn more and leave with ways to modify mindfulness to help it work for you. Contact: lmzavala@central.uh.edu

Triangle Panel
April 20th at 1 pm

Sexual violence (SV) is a significant problem in the United States. SV refers to sexual activity when consent is not obtained or not given freely. The aggressor can be but is not limited to, a friend, intimate partner, coworker, neighbor, or family member. We will discuss dating violence, domestic violence, sexual misconduct, consent-what it is and is not incapacitation, the effects of substance abuse, and bystander intervention. This discussion is open to the UH-Main community. Contact: Wiley Graham

IPV/Consent
April 21st at 2 pm

In this presentation, we delve into relational and interpersonal trauma through the lens of dating, relationships, and consent. Information about (1) how to identify and address problematic behaviors, (2) how to practice self-care and take an empowered stance, and (3) how to communicate and assess for consent, will be discussed. Q&A with a CAPS counselor and resources for support will conclude the presentation. Contact: mdvazque@central.uh.edu

Promising Young Woman
April 21st at 4 pm

In partnership with the SC Film Series, we will screen 'Promising Young Women. Contact: lellzey@central.uh.edu

Discussion on Promising Young Woman
April 22nd at noon

A discussion about the film "Promising Young Woman" with the Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, Jessica Rubinsky, and the Director of Women and Gender Resource Center, Anneliese Bustillo. Contact: jrubinsk@cougarnet.uh.edu

Coping with Sexual Assault Trauma
April 22nd at 2 pm

This presentation will go over common reactions that people experience after a trauma, how we tend to try to cope afterward and strategies to cope in the longer term. Contact: drransch@central.uh.edu

Denim Day
April 28th all-day

Denim Day is an event in which people are encouraged to wear jeans (denim) to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. Contact: dsfan@uh.edu

Serving in Silence
April 30th at 12 pm

We will discuss how masculinity, power, and permissive command climate in the military contribute to the military's prevalence of assault. Contact: stephen.netzley@gmail.com

Sex Trafficking Awareness and Prevention
April 30th at 2 pm

We will examine the effects of sex trafficking internationally through snippets of the film Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Contact: maylward@uh.edu