Prevention Education

FAQ's

How do I access the Sexual Assault Prevention training modules? 

  1. Log onto Blackboard using the Google Chrome browser
  2. On the homepage of Blackboard, click on the "Institution Page" button in the Left Navigation Menu Bar.
  3. You'll see the image below, click on "Get Started with Prevention Training"


When does the training become available? 

Part 1 of the SAP modules will open January 21. Most trainings have two parts. Part 1 is due Tuesday, March 8. After Part 1 is complete, students can access Part 2 after a 30-day intersession

What if I am unable to complete the required training in time? 

Sexual Assault Prevention training is mandatory for all new incoming freshmen and transfer students and incoming graduate students. Failure to complete the training will result in a hold preventing students from viewing grades or requesting a transcript. 

Do I have to complete the modules all at once? 

You do not have to complete the modules in one sitting, you can log in and out at your convenience and save your progress throughout the module.

 

After completion of Part 1, there is a waiting period before you can access Part 2, you will be notified when Part 2 is available via email. For questions please contact: students@utsa.edu

Principles of Prevention

Our prevention education efforts are guided by the principles of prevention to ensure that programs are intentional and effective.

  1. Comprehensive
  2. Varied in their teaching methods
  3. Sufficient in dosage
  4. Theory driven
  5. Focused on positive relationships
  6. Appropriately timed
  7. Socioculturally relevant
  8. Administered by well-trained staff
  9. Focused on outcome evaluation
  10. Integrated throughout campus

(Nation et al., 2003)

UTSA PEACE Center provides educational programs and services that are available to all students, faculty, staff and student employees. The PEACE Center aims to proactively address sexual violence by engaging the campus community in prevention education, bystander intervention, customized training and transformative action.

Prevention Framework

Our educational programs are informed by the Social-Ecological Model. This model illustrates the overlap of personal and environmental factors and the need for multi-level collaboration to prevention sexual violence on campus.

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Source: Adapted from “The Social-Ecological Model: A Framework for Prevention,” by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/publichealthissue/social-ecologicalmodel.html).


Our Strategy

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INDIVIDUAL LEVEL:
Equipping the UTSA campus community with the knowledge and skills to become active ambassadors of change that promote positive social norms, behaviors and attitudes.

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RELATIONSHIP LEVEL:
Providing peer-led programming and training for influential mentors as a method of extending our impact to the social spheres of campus community members.

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COMMUNITY LEVEL:
Improving social and physical factors of the campus environment to eliminate barriers and open up more opportunities for success.

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SOCIETAL LEVEL:
Cultivating a healthy campus climate through cross-departmental collaboration aimed at addressing educational and social policies that impact the well-being the entire community.