UPDATE: Sexual Violence Intervention Training, Evanston, IL | 12/11/16

Though 40 people registered, the frightful winter weather deterred all but 14 brave allies. I love training a group this size, because it's perfect for discussion. We had an incredibly thought-provoking and well balanced discussion this past Sunday, and I was absolutely thrilled by the diversity of perspectives and experiences that participants shared. We definitely…

Direct vs. Indirect Intervention

Ally Intervention can be direct or indirect. If you feel unsafe intervening directly, call the police. Direct Intervention tactics: State your objections. Take a firm stand. ("She said 'No.'") Drive an intoxicated person home. Interrupt or create a distraction. (Knock on the door until someone answers.) Talk to the person directly. Speak the truth…

How to Become a SANE Nurse

To become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), you must first be a registered nurse (or advanced practice). Find a SANE training in your area or check the IAFN calendar for online courses.** After beginning practice as a SANE, trained SANE nurses who meet the eligibility requirements may take a board certification examination.  Eligibility…