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Education and Training

Education and Training


Preventing Sexual Assault

The Survivor Empowerment Center offers public education and prevention programs on many topics related to domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. Our counselors and speakers will make onsite visits to schools, workplaces, worship centers, and organizations in order to speak to children, adolescents, and adults. We sponsor professional training for various professional groups--such as legal, medical, and law enforcement.

On college campuses, the Survivor Empowerment Center also provides resources designed to increase awareness of sexual violence among campus and community members, prevent incidences of sexual violence in the southern Illinois region, and provide resources for campus faculty and staff, community leaders, businesses, and organizations regarding sexual violence prevention and response.

All education programs and training are provided at no cost. All sessions can be adapted for small groups, classes, or large events and presented as one-time or multiple session presentations.

For more information on education and prevention programs, please contact Prevention Educator, Lakota Myers at (618) 549-4807 ext 264.

Sexual Violence Prevention

Sexual Violence is any nonconsensual conduct of sexual nature, which includes:
• Sexual Abuse/Assault & Rape
• Child Sexual Abuse/Assault
• Incest
• Unwanted Kissing/Touching
• Sexism
• Voyeurism & Stalking
• Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
• Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking
• Sexual Harassment

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Immediate Crisis Intervention

24-hour hotline available

Medical and Legal Advocacy

Provided support through medical, reporting & legal procedures.

Counseling & Support Groups

Available to all individuals and their families who have experienced sexual assault.

Service Provider Consultations

Assistance to service providers who help those affected by sexual violence.

Education and Professional Training

Training and Courses Provided for:
• Educators of All Levels
• Community Organizations
• Businesses/Professional Offices
• Leadership Groups
• Hospitals
• Police Departments
Interactive, Outcome-Focused Prevention Courses:
• Anti-Oppression & Diversity
• Boundaries
• Bullying
• Childhood Sexual Abuse
• Consent
• Collective Community Care Plans for
Communities & Organizations
• Designing Safe, Inclusive Community Spaces
• Liberating Power Structures
• Prevention Strategies for Eliminating
Social Problems
• Risk & Protective Factors Network Mapping
• Intimate Partner Violence
• Online Harassment & Sexting Abuse

Other Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The Trevor Project: Resources for LGBT
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Community Initiatives

Athletic coaches play an extremely influential role in the lives of young men. Because of their relationship, coaches are poised to positively influence how young men think and behave, both on and off the field. Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is the only evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills that underscore the message that violence never equals strength.

The Survivor Empowerment Center’s Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea can provide information on how your school can implement Coaching Boys Into Men with your student-athletes.

Sexual Harassment Policy Development:

The Survivor Empowerment Center can assist your company or school district with the development of sexual harassment and anti-bullying policies. Contact Prevention Educator Carlee Coplea.

Rape Crisis Services: (618) 549-4807 ext. 264

Serving 8 Counties


Our Offices

1111 Anker Drive
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 933-0803
610 S. Thompson St.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 549-4807
Southern Counties
540 N. Commercial Dr.
Suite 320
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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