High School Program

Anti-Sexual Violence Training Institute

Started in 2006, the Anti-Sexual Violence Training Institute (A.S.V.T.I.) is a primary prevention program for high school aged youth that aims to increase awareness about sexual violence and teach skills to prevent it from happening. Students will explore social identity, healthy relationships, teen dating violence, rape culture and becoming an active bystander through five consecutive sessions.

Session 1: Exploring Social Identity
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to differentiate social identities related to gender and sexual orientation.
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to identify social groups that experience higher rates of sexual violence.
Session 2: Understanding Healthy Relationships
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to define the four elements of consensual intimate interactions (clear, coherent, willing, and ongoing).
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to identify sexual coercion and non-consensual interactions.
Session 3: Recognizing Teen Dating Violence
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to identify the types of abuse and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to assess how to support a victim of dating violence.
Session 4: Analyzing Rape Culture
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to identify the various forms of sexual violence.
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to describe why rape myths perpetuate violence.
Session 5: Creating Active Bystanders
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to identify the bystander terms and techniques.
  • At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to demonstrate the use of active bystander techniques.

*These programs are evaluated and supported by the Department of Health Office of Injury Prevention. If you are interested in scheduling our ASVTI program, please send a request form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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