Prevention & Education

 

OSAPR offers a diverse array of opportunities for community members to engage with educational and preventative programming. 

OSAPR Workshops 

OSAPR workshops can have many different forms, content areas, and styles of facilitation. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and communicating about gender equity, violence prevention, and trauma. Our workshop topics include, but are not limited to:  

  • the normalization of violence;  

  • identity and power; 

  • power-based violence; 

  • harming and being harmed in small communities; 

  • trauma-aware spaces; 

  • responding to disclosures; 

  • and dismantling patterns  that cause harm.  

In addition to offering single-session  workshops to Harvard community members, OSAPR staff works closely with numerous groups across campus to help them identify and establish equitable intra-group dynamics and relational practices. 

 

Request an OSAPR Workshop 

Every Harvard community member can request and receive an OSAPR-facilitated workshop. To do so, simply fill out this form and let us know what kind of workshops you are looking for. Once we have received this form, an OSAPR representative will to reach out to you within one working week to schedule a 30-minute appointment between you and a member of the Education Team. These short meetings serve the purpose of identifying the best educational strategy (content, facilitation style, duration, sequence, timing) for your group. After this meeting, the Education Team will determine which Team Member(s) will facilitate your programming and will work with you to schedule. If you have any questions about this process, please send an email to osapr@fas.harvard.edu or call 617-496-5636.  

 

 

OSAPR Educational Philosophy

OSAPR's educational programming is interdisciplinary in nature and approach, built upon foundations from the fields of Public Health, Mental Health, and Education.  All educational initiatives are rooted in the Social Ecological Model.  Every individual's normative attitudes and beliefs surrounding gender, consent, and sexuality are shaped and influenced by the messages they receive at the individual, relational, community, institutional, and societal levels. The education and prevention programs that OSAPR provides are rooted in this holistic and comprehensive approach to confronting harm and violence.  

Our educational services are facilitated through a relational, strengths-based model that honors the history of the violence prevention movement and centers intersectionality. The ultimate goal is to ensure consistent messaging across the social-ecological model, promoting and sustaining interpersonal interactions, community norms, institutional policies, and legislative frameworks that are more transparent, mutual, equitable, and socially just.  

 

Become an Educator yourself! 

If you are a registered Harvard College student and passionate about social justice, gender equity, and interpersonal violence prevention, we would love for you to join CARE!  

The Consent Advocates and Relationship Educator (CARE) peer education group serves as a liaison between OSAPR and the Harvard College community. CARE Peer Educators facilitate the ‘consent’ workshops during Opening Days, collaborate with OSAPR staff on Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) events, in particular Harvard Wears Denim, and facilitate additional workshops to their peers during the semester. In collaboration with the CARE Student Directors, CARE Peer Educators are recruited, trained, and supervised by OSAPR.  

CARE's recruit new members every year during the fall semester for training during the spring semester. Visit this website at the beginning of November to submit your application!