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Prevention Education at UNH

SHARPP’s prevention education trainings are informed by CDC’s recommendations on sexual violence prevention and research-based best practices. The goals of these programs are to build skills, increase knowledge, and ultimately change attitudes and beliefs that influence the behaviors of participants. There are a variety of time frames and delivery methods, and we can come to residential halls, academic classrooms, Greek chapters, student organizations, department meetings, campus recreation teams, athletic teams, etc. Prevention education trainings need about two weeks’ notice and can be tailored to individual audiences.

Don’t see what you need or want from our provided list of potential programs? No worries, you can a design a program and or training of your own. Staff will meet with you to help create a program or training that meets the specific criteria of what you are hoping to accomplish. Just click the, Design Your Own option, tell us a little about what you are looking for and then a SHARPP staff member will connect with you to finalize details. If you have an idea, we want to work with you.

It is also recommended to pair our programming in your hall or chapter house with our bulletin board messaging and marketing materials (see below). Many of our programs have complementary visuals that you can use to reinforce our messaging. An excellent way to pair these would be to have a board be up the weeks leading into or after a training.

Please note: We typically request two weeks notice.

Our trainings and programs:

  • are delivered by SHARPP staff and/or student Community Educators
  • are research informed and utilize evidence-based curriculums
  • can include lecture, discussion, videos, interactive activities and/or experiential learning
  • 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)
  • Faculty and Instructors: Don’t Cancel Your Class! If you need to be out, both planned in advanced and/or unexpectedly, SHARPP cover your class with one of our trainings. We will do our best to cover last minute requests. 
  • can be delivered anytime during the week. (Limited weekend availability: please request well in advanced)

Fill out the form below and a SHARPP staff member will be in contact ASAP. If you have any questions, call the Prevention Specialist and leave a message at 603-862-5362.

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Short Introduction Programs

SHARPP 101

Duration: 20 minutes

A brief overview of what SHARPP’s services are and how students, faculty, and staff can access SHARPP. Included in this brief presentation is an overview of sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking and what these issues look like on the UNH campus. This program would be best suited as a precursor to a discussion that could be triggering. This program serves as a quick introduction to SHARPP and the confidential support that can be provided. Since this program is a short introduction it is not a comprehensive stand-alone program.

Lobby programs to 45-minute long programs

Lobby programs are a unique way to engage with students in short 2 to 3-minute conversations. The name comes from how they are often set up in hall lobbies and conversations are had as people enter and exit the hall. Lobby programs work especially well when there is not an opportunity to have a longer more formal program.

“Pin the Condom on Consent”

Duration: determined by requestor

“Pin the Condom on Consent,” is an interactive and fun lobby program that engages students as they come and go from their residence hall. Much like Pin the Tail on The Donkey, participants are blindfolded and asked to pin a condom on a consent board. The goal is to educate particants about the importance of receiving verbal consent. Prizes are awarded.

The Traveling Clothesline Project

Duration: determined by requestor

The Traveling Clothesline Project at UNH

A visual display of the Clothesline Project is set up in lobbies for students to view. The Clothesline Project is a display of t-shirts made by survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse. Each t-shirt is anonymously made by former and current UNH community members who have chosen to share their story and spread awareness about the issues of sexual violence and relationship abuse.

1BlueString

This is a program that can be a part of your next music event and duration is determined by the requestor.

1BlueString is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings with a blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. SHARPP invites you to assist in sharing the message by requesting 1BlueString to attend your open mic night or coffee house. You can see more information about 1BlueString.

Hookup with Confidence

Duration: 45 minutes (can also be molded into a lobby program)

This program highlights the importance of consent when, “hooking up.” Through work in small groups, participants will “design” a sexual encounter that includes consent and alcohol. Students will discuss how their self-designed scenario fits into UNH’s definition of consensual sex. The presenter(s) will highlight the prevalence of sexual violence at UNH and the resources that are available for students, staff, and faculty. This is a highly interactive program that is packed with laughter and exploration.

Prevention trainings

SHARPP’s 60 and 90-minute trainings use the expertise of curriculums found throughout several evidence-based prevention programs. They are informed by CDC’s recommendations on sexual violence prevention and research-based best practices. The goals of these longer programs are to build skills, increase knowledge, and change attitudes and beliefs that influence the behaviors of participants. They can all be tailored and shaped to the needs of individual groups.

Wildcats Get Consent!

A Look at Consent and Sexual Violence

Duration: 60 minutes

This is our starter program that discusses sex and consent. It is s a program that allows audience members to talk about sex and consent with a good balance of humor. Students will examine the current landscape of the issues on UNH’s campus and what this means for themselves and the community. The program also addresses the relationship between alcohol and other drugs with sexual violence.

None of Your Business?

A Look at Relationship Abuse & the Role of Bystanders

Duration: 60 to 90 minutes

What can one reasonably expect from a partner? Where is the line between love and abuse? What about the, “gray areas?” This interactive program includes discussion and activities that explore the warning signs of abuse, dynamics of abusive relationships, strategies for intervention and safety planning. Participants will examine ways to support a friend, and discuss key factors in healthy relationships.

YOU CAN HELPYOU CAN HELP

Duration: 60 minutes

This program engages Wildcats about the importance of their role in helping to end sexual violence at UNH. YOU CAN HELP™ is about creating opportunities to explore beliefs and attitudes through respectful and open conversation. This program is about inspiring UNH to learn something new and take what you have learned to impact the community around you. The program empowers students to help make UNH a safer community.

Male Victims of Sexual Violence:

Deconstructing Myths and Creating a Community of Healing

Duration: 90 minutes (can be expanded to 120 minutes upon request)

This program is divided into two parts; examining the myths and misconceptions of male victims of sexual assault and how do we create a community that is conducive to healing. It is an interactive program that combines group activities, videos, and current research to provide a space that allows people to ask questions and learn more about this often forgotten about population.

Sexual Harassment: What Crosses the Line?

Duration: 60 minutes

This program uses scenarios and discussions to clarify the concept of sexual harassment. After talking about what sexual harassment means, discovering the difference between flirting vs. hurting, participants discuss appropriate professional, educational, and social boundaries.

Living in a Rape Culture

Duration: 80 minutes

This program defines, “rape culture” and looks at the ways people have adapted to living in a “rape culture” and how popular media and culture reinforce behaviors. Activities enable participants to examine what a rape culture is, and how this context affects daily lives of women and men differently. This program will use exercises and visuals to facilitate discussion about rape culture.

Street Harassment: What’s the Big Deal Anyway?

Duration: 60 minutes

Street Harassment is... “Gender-based street harassment is unwanted comments, gestures, and actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent and is directed at them because of their actual or perceived sex, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.” [source: stop street harassment] In this program we will look at street harassment and its impact and role within a rape culture. With the use of videos, students will examine the harmful effects of street harassment in public places.

Requesting a Series of Trainings:

Want to impact your audience even more? Request a series of trainings. Trainings can be used as building blocks to enact larger learning impacts with your participants. You can spread trainings over a semester or an academic year. Trainings can occur back-to-back or have several weeks in-between. Whatever the timeframe, SHARPP will provide multi-session programs. Research proves that the best way for messages to be heard and behaviors to be affected are providing multi-session trainings to the same audience. Below are some examples of multi-session programs for you to think about:

1. SHARPP 101 > Wildcats Get Consent > None of Your Business > YOU CAN HELP

2. Wildcats Get Consent  > YOU CAN HELP

3. Wildcats Get Consent > Living in a Rape Culture > Male Victims of Sexual Violence

4. None of Your Business: A look at Relationship Abuse > YOU CAN HELP

5. Wildcats Get Consent > Living in a Rape Culture

6. SHARPP 101 > Sexual Harassment

Please reach out to SHARPP outreach and education staff to talk about the many ways we can tailor trainings for your audience.

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We require at least a two week notice to present a program. Our programs are only available to the UNH Community.
Additionally, we do not provide educational programming on Friday or Saturday nights.

If you have questions please call (603) 862-3494.

 

SHARPP bulletin board messaging & marketing materials

Contact SHARPP for access to ready-made visual materials to market your program and to reinforce messaging on all aspects of  Inter-Personal Violence (IPV) and sexual assault prevention. SHARPP can always create custom materials upon request. (with a two week notice)

image of SHARPP marketing materials