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Prevention Education at UNH

SHARPP’s prevention education trainings are informed by research- & evidence-based best practices as well as the CDC’s recommendations on sexual violence prevention. The goals of these programs are to build skills, increase knowledge, and change attitudes and beliefs that contribute to violence. We deliver these programs to UNH undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff and faculty. Invite us into your residence halls, academic classrooms, Fraternity & Sorority chapters, student organizations, department meetings, campus recreation & athletic teams, etc.! 

Don’t see what you need or want from our provided list of potential programs? No worries, you can ask for a custom-designed training to meet your audience’s needs. Just click the “Design Your Own” option on our program request form, tell us a little about what you're looking for, and a SHARPP staff member will connect with you to finalize details. Please note: we typically request 2 weeks' notice on program requests, especially for customization.

Don’t cancel your class! If you need to be out, either with advance notice or in unexpected instances, SHARPP will cover your class with one of our programs. We will do our best to accommodate last minute requests! Programs listed below with 60- and 90-minute durations can be adapted for 50- and 80-minute classes respectively.

We recommend that you pair our programming in your hall or chapter house with our bulletin board messaging and marketing materials. Many of our programs have complementary visuals that you can use to reinforce the information we present in a training, or we can customize to meet your vision. One excellent way to do this is to put up a board in the weeks leading up to or after a program. 

Our trainings and programs:

  • are delivered by SHARPP staff and/or trained student Community Educators
  • are research-informed and utilize evidence-based curricula
  • can include lecture, discussion, video/multimedia elements, interactive activities, and experiential learning
  • can be delivered in-person or virtually through Zoom (as indicated in program descriptions)
  • are available to the UNH community only (outside requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • require a two-week notice for booking (anything less than two weeks is subject to availability)
  • can be delivered at most times throughout the week (limited weekend availability - please request well in advance; no Friday or Saturday evenings)

To request a program, click the link to our form below and a SHARPP staff member will be in contact ASAP. If you have any questions, call our Prevention team at (603) 862-3494 or email our Prevention Specialist. Scroll down to see our list of offerings and program descriptions.

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Short & Introductory Programs

SHARPP 101

Duration: 20-30 minutes Can be offered virtually via Zoom

A brief overview of SHARPP’s services and how students, faculty, and staff can access SHARPP. This program includes an overview of interpersonal violence as an issue on UNH’s campus as well as information about how to get involved. SHARPP 101 is a short introduction program that can be paired with other offerings listed below. 

SHARPP Jeopardy!

Duration: 45-60+ minutes Can be offered virtually via Zoom

An interactive trivia game that covers a wide range of topics related to SHARPP's work and mission. Participants will learn about important vocabulary, statistics, and concepts related to interpersonal violence, as well as key information about campus resources. This program is highly customizable and can be altered to include categories and questions that are relevant to specific topics, populations, and needs. SHARPP Jeopardy! is informal yet informative and a great option if you are looking for a non-lecture-based program.

Hooking Up With Confidence

Duration: 30-45 minutes Participant max: 40 (If your group size is larger than 40, ask about options for accommodating larger groups.)

This program highlights the importance of consent during hookups. Through work in small groups, participants will “design” a sexual encounter that includes consent and alcohol use. Students will discuss how their self-designed scenario fits into UNH’s definition of consensual sex and examine the social norms & expectations behind a “typical” hookup. This is a unique way to analyze hookup culture within higher education settings that is highly interactive and packed with laughter & exploration.


Lobby Programs

Lobby programs are a unique way to engage students in 2-3 minute conversations within a residence hall or other common space. They are often set up in hall lobbies to catch people’s attention as they enter & exit. Lobby programs work especially well when there is not an opportunity to schedule a longer, more formal program. 

Informational Tabling

Information on SHARPP’s services & various topics under the umbrella of interpersonal violence. Can include giveaways & outreach materials. 

Prize Wheel Tabling

A trivia game that involves spinning a large wheel and answering questions related to consent, healthy relationships, substance use, bystander intervention, etc. Includes small giveaways for participants and larger prizes for winners. This game can be easily adapted for various topics, audiences, awareness campaigns, etc.  

This interactive, hands-on activity uses the metaphor of ordering a pizza to demonstrate the key elements and behaviors inherent in a consensual process. Participants work to order a pizza from start to finish in a way that is based on the needs & desires of all group members, with humor and fun sprinkled throughout. This game is an updated replacement for SHARPP's well-known "Pin the Condom on Consent" activity. 

Duration: minimum of 1 hour, can last until supplies run out

Beat the heat or embrace the cold with an ice cream sundae bar that models the ongoing process and exchange of consent. Sundae supplies are to be provided by the requestor, though SHARPP may be able to assist with expenses on a case-by-case basis. Connect with SHARPP staff to discuss supplies & funding. 

In small teams, participants solve a large floor puzzle to reveal the definition of consent. Varying levels of difficulty are achieved through the use of blindfolds and rules limiting teams’ modes of communication. Discussion about teamwork, communication, and consent follows the activity. 

The Traveling Clothesline Project 

The Clothesline Project at UNH

Duration: 3+ hours (determined by requestor)

The Clothesline Project is a display of t-shirts made by survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse set up in lobbies or other common areas. Each t-shirt was anonymously created by former and current UNH community members who have chosen to share their story and spread awareness about the issue of interpersonal violence. The clothesline can stand alone as a visual gallery or be paired with an interactive t-shirt making activity for survivors and allies. 

Design Your Own

Don’t see anything above that quite fits your vision? Select the “design your own” option on our program request form and a SHARPP staff member will reach out about customizing a lobby program. 


Prevention Trainings & Workshops

SHARPP’s longer format trainings & workshops are informed by research- and evidence-based best practices as well as the CDC’s recommendations on sexual violence prevention. The goals of these longer programs are to build skills, increase knowledge, and change attitudes and beliefs that contribute to violence. 

Wildcats get consent

Duration: 60-90 minutes Can be offered virtually via Zoom

This program covers the basics (and nuances) of consent. Students will learn about interpersonal violence at UNH, review the key elements of consensual hookups/sex, examine the relationship between alcohol & other drugs and consent, and more.  

Healthy Relationships

A look at what constitutes healthy and unhealthy relationships

Duration: 60-90 minutes | Can be offered virtually via Zoom

This interactive program includes small & large group discussion around the characteristics of healthy relationships, the cultural messages we receive about what relationships are supposed to look like, and the signs of unhealthy relationship dynamics. The workshop utilizes discussion, lecture, and multimedia elements to highlight key information and skills related to cultivating healthy relationships. 

You Can Help

You Can Help

Being an active bystander

Duration: 60-90 minutes Can be offered virtually via Zoom

This program asks the question: when something potentially harmful or violent is happening, how come some people choose to act and others choose not to? We present compelling research about the power bystanders hold to interrupt and prevent interpersonal violence, and we cover the concrete skills that all active bystanders need in their toolbox. YOU CAN HELP™ empowers students to apply their new knowledge in order to make UNH a safer community for all. 

None of Your Business?

A look at relationship abuse & the role of bystanders

Duration: 60-90 minutes \ Can be offered virtually via Zoom

What can one reasonably expect from a partner? Where is the line between love and abuse? What is unhealthy, and what is abusive? What about the “gray areas”? This program explores the warning signs of abuse, dynamics of abusive relationships, cultural norms that enable relationship violence, and strategies for intervention. Participants will consider ways to support a friend or loved one who is experiencing abuse. 

Living in a Rape Culture

And what we can do about it

Duration: 60-90 minutes \ Can be offered virtually via Zoom

This program defines “rape culture” and examines the ways that we have adapted to living in one. Participants explore the roles of popular media, consumer culture, politics, and criminal justice in perpetuating rape culture and work together to answer the question: what can we do about it?

Sexual Harassment

What crosses the line?

Duration: 60-90 minutes \ Can be offered virtually via Zoom

This program clarifies the concept of sexual harassment as a type of behavior and a legal standard. Utilizing discussion, lecture, and multimedia elements, we explore relevant power dynamics, flirting vs. hurting, and varying types of harassment. Participants also discuss appropriate professional, educational, and social boundaries. 

Stranger Danger?

The realities of stalking

Duration: 60-90 minutes \ Can be offered virtually via Zoom

Stalking is one of the most misunderstood forms of interpersonal violence. Misinformation and myths about stalking enable abuse, keep survivors from coming forward, and hamper our ability to recognize, intervene in, and prevent stalking behaviors. This program separates fact from fiction, highlighting the realities of stalking and situating this form of violence within the higher education/collegiate context. Participants will learn to identify stalking red flags & behaviors, examine the importance of context in understanding the dangers of stalking, and reflect on how stalking is minimized, normalized, and mythologized in U.S. culture.

Preventing Harm in Your Role

Towards a culture of care & commitment

Duration: 90 minutes \ Can be offered virtually via Zoom

This workshop is designed for student organizations and campus leaders to discuss the specific intersections between violence prevention and their roles at UNH. We explore how interpersonal violence uniquely impacts their organization or mission, how to approach violence prevention through the lens of their community values, and how individual leaders can take action to become changemakers. Request this program if you are ready to commit to anti-violence and foster a culture of care for survivors in your organization. Examples of audiences for this workshop include: FSL chapters/leaders, athletic teams/committees, student staff, program mentors/advisors, student org leaders, etc. 

Design Your Own

Don’t see anything listed above that fits your vision? Select the “design your own” option on our program request form and write up a short description of what you’re looking for. A SHARPP staff member will reach out to coordinate and bring your idea to life! You don't have to be an expert on violence prevention to customize a program! Perhaps you're looking for a combination of topics, or to explore IPV through a specific lens. Examples of customized program requests that we have delivered include:

  • Building Healthy Relationships in Rape Culture (requested for a Women & Gender Studies class)
  • Disrupting Rape Culture & Preventing Harm in Your Role (requested by a fraternity chapter)
  • Healthy Relationships & Centering Queer Identity (requested by a sorority chapter)
  • SHARPP Jeopardy for Black History Month (requested by a Hall Director); SHARPP Jeopardy for athletes
  • Living in a Rape Culture + Wildcats Get Consent (requested for Women & Gender Studies class)
  • And many more...

Requesting a Series of Trainings:

Want to impact your audience even more? Request a series of trainings to maximize participant learning. You can spread these programs over a semester or an academic year; they can occur back-to-back, or with time in between. Whatever the timeframe, SHARPP is pleased to provide multi-session programming. Research shows that multi-session learning is the most effective way for participants to internalize new knowledge and adapt their behaviors. 

  • SHARPP 101 > Wildcats Get Consent > YOU CAN HELP > SHARPP Jeopardy!
  • Wildcats Get Consent  >  YOU CAN HELP > None of Your Business
  • Hooking Up With Confidence > Wildcats Get Consent > Living in a Rape Culture
  • Healthy Relationships > None of Your Business
  • SHARPP 101 > Sexual Harassment > YOU CAN HELP

 

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We ask for at least 2 weeks’ notice to present a program, with shorter notice requests subject to availability. Additionally, we do not provide educational programming on Friday or Saturday nights. Program descriptions above indicate whether the training can be offered virtually. Our programs are available to the UNH community, including undergraduate & graduate students, faculty, and staff.  If you have any questions, call (603) 862-3494 or email the Prevention Specialist.