Sexual violence prevention programming on college campuses often focuses on bystander intervention strategies by providing students with skills to become active bystanders. This approach views all members of a campus community as potential interventionists challenging damaging social norms and working to prevent harmful situations; however, it can overlook a student's multifaceted identity including their gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, and class. Student's identities either as a member of a marginalized or privileged group affects their ability to intervene in situations of bias, discrimination, potential violence, and acts of violence. This workshop will explore how participants can include the practical ways to integrate intersectional root causes of interpersonal violence in active bystander trainings, as well as discuss what could make it more or less challenging for someone to "stand up."
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  • Runtime: 44 min
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Cathryn Councill, LCSW
Director, The SAFE Office at Rice University

Cathryn Councill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of The SAFE Office at Rice University where they focus on education and student support around issues related to interpersonal violence. She also facilitates the LGBTQ+ Ally Training on campus and acts as the staff advisor to an undergraduate peer support/education student organization. She has over 20 years of experience working as a case manager, therapist, and group facilitator in the fields of domestic and sexual violence, as well as working with persons living with HIV, those experiencing drug and alcohol addiction, and providing support to the LGBTQ+ community.
Janie Guerrero
Resource Navigator at Rice University

Janie Guerrero holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently working toward a Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has worked in the fields of domestic and sexual violence for the past 10 years supporting survivors through her different roles as a Residential Mentor, Hotline Advocate, and Bilingual Counselor at The Houston Area Women's Center and in her current role as a Resource Navigator at Rice, providing supportive services to students and facilitating workshops and trainings in the community. She also acts as the staff advisor to a graduate student organization that provides peer support/education on campus.
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