Safe Space Training
The Crime and Sexual Assault Services (CASAS) at Western has created a curriculum and workshop to train faculty and staff members to be proactive allies to Western students and employees who have experienced any form of relationship violence or sexual assault called the Safe Space Training.
The workshop explores issues surrounding relationship violence and sexual assault and teach participants to develop listening and support skills. At the workshop's conclusion, participants will receive an information packet that includes CASAS brochures, posters, magnets, and resource cards to be displayed in their offices. Participants will also receive a "safe space/ally" sticker for their office window or door, which will indicate proof of workshop completion and serve as a way to communicate to students that their office is a safe space to disclose information.
I encourage you and your staff to attend one of these workshops and renew your commitment to ending violence at Western. For further information, please call 360-650-7982 or e-mail Devlin.O'Donnell@wwu.edu.