Public Education

The public education program has a broad role of educating for social change and raising awareness around issues of sexual violence. This is done in a variety of ways including:

Public Education in the community, with emphasis on elementary and secondary schools, universities and colleges
Topics available:

  • About SASC/Our Services
  • Consent in Relationships
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Date Rape Drugs
  • Faith Response to Family Violence
  • Feminism
  • Gender Socialization
  • Healthy Relationships/Dating Violence
  • Internet Safety
  • Rape as a Tool of War
  • Responding to Disclosure
  • Self Esteem-Boundaries
  • Self Injury
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault and People with  Developmental Disabilities
  • Sexual Assault Legal Options
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Violence Against Women
  • Your Suggestions for Topics?

Information displays for public forums, conferences and special events

Training provided for community professionals and volunteers
Topics available:

  • Anti-Oppression
  • Responding to Disclosure
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Topics listed for public education in the community
  • Development and distribution of resource materials


  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Responding to Disclosure            
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse (for Adult Survivors)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Male Allies Program

Resource library of books, DVDs, etc.
Some of our new DVDs include:

    • Asking for It – The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent
    • Breaking Our Silence – Gloucester Men Speak Out Against Domestic Abuse
    • Killing Us Softly 4 – Advertising's Image of Women Featuring Jean Kilbourne
    • My Body Belongs to Me (for parents/teachers/children)
    • The Date Rape Backlash – Media & the Denial of Rape
    • The Line – A documentary film by Nancy Schwartzman
    • Tough Guise – Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity with Jackson Katz
    • When Love Hurts – Understanding and Healing Domestic Abuse (a resource for faith communities)

Male Allies Program
Trained male facilitators covering topics such as healthy relationships, consent, violence against women, concepts of masculinity, what men can do to prevent gender violence, etc. Presentations/workshops can be geared towards any audience/context from elementary age to adult. Check out the Male Allies website at:

For Public Education contact Joan at 519-571-0121, ext. 103 or