Center for Violence Prevention
Poster making followed by march and rally.
Bonnie J. Campbell, the first head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women and former Attorney General of Iowa, will discuss the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), its recent reauthorization and what the future holds for this pathbreaking piece of legislation.
Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, will be the keynote speaker for the Y Factor Conference. He will speak on the importance of leadership to end gender-based violence on college and university campuses; how community leaders can take concrete action and work together to eliminate violence and abuse; and how to support fathers, brothers, teammates, classmates and friends in speaking out against men’s violence against women and girls.
What is the Train the Trainer Institute?
The MVP Institute is a two-day leadership training designed for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about the bystander education model in bullying and gender violence prevention and how to incorporate into personal and professional settings. The Institute consists of two phases. In Phase I, individuals go through the training as participants and in Phase II, participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum with peers. The MVP curriculum is broken into four educational units: battery, gender roles, alcohol and consent, and sexual harassment. Upon completion of the Institute, participants are certified to utilize MVP in their respective practicuums, field experiences, and vocations.
Who should attend the Train the Trainer Institute?
University students in leadership roles on campus are encouraged to attend. In addition, students preparing to seek careers in education, athletics, family services, youth development, law enforcement and criminology and human services are encouraged to participate in this leadership opportunity.
What is the "Train the Trainer" Institute?
The MVP Institute is a two-day, leadership training designed for educators and service providers along with their community partners who desire to integrate the MVP model into their respective programming. The Institute consists of two phases. In Phase I, individuals go through the training as participants and in Phase II, participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. The MVP curriculum is broken into four educational units: battery, gender roles, alcohol and consent, and sexual harassment. Upon completion of the Institute, participants are certified to utilize MVP with their direct service population. Go to: www.uni.edu/cvp to download registration form.
Who Should Attend the "Train the Trainer" Institute?
This hands-on, two-day workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are interested in knowing more about bullying and gender violence prevention and how to incorporate knowledge and skills associated with bystander education into their respective course offerings, orientations and departmental trainings. Community professionals and prevention specialists are also invited to attend.
Join Lee Hirsch, director, Cynthia Lower, producer, and Cindy Waitt, executive producer, of the film "Bully," and local experts for a panel discussion about bullying.