Trainings and Webinars
As the statewide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence, LaFASA is also the statewide resource for trainings, webinars, & community education on a variety of sexual violence topics & related topics. The majority of our trainings are FREE and open to everyone, however, some are exclusively for LaFASA members or accreditated member center staff.
Our goal is to make information about supporting survivors and effectively eliminating sexual violence accessible to EVERYONE! If you are interested in collaborating with LaFASA to host a training, please contact LaFASA's Director of Education and Prevention.
Types of Trainings
In an effort to make your experience better and this information more accessible, LaFASA has embraced e-learning through webinars! Our webinars cover a variety subjects to help advocates & service providers stay informed about best practices for serving survivors and preventing sexual violence. These webinars are typically 1 - 1.5 hours and are presented by LaFASA staff and experts in the field.
Check out our recorded webinars for a quick refresher or to learn more about a specific topic.
If you need an expert to speak to your class, organization, or/and community group about sexual violence, LaFASA can help! Our knowledgable staff and interactive presentations will result in an engaged and informed audience!
Check out our outreach and awareness program for information about tabling at conferences, participating in a community event, or Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
Workshops, Summits, Conferences
In addition to webinars, LaFASA also offers in-person training opportunities throughout Louisiana. These in-person trainings are a great way to meet and connect with advocates and service providers from near and far!
Check out our events page to learn more about upcoming training opportunities!
LaFASA's 40 Hour Advocate Training
This specialized curriculum teaches accreditated member staff and volunteers about advocacy & crisis support, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care. For more information about the 40 Hour Sexual Assault Advocate Training, contact your local sexual assault center.
LaFASA strives to provide you with the resources and tinformation you need. Our staff can train and/or present on a wide variety of sexual violence topics and related topics. The list below is not a comprehensive list of the types of trainings LaFASA can provide. If you are interested in a specific topic for a training or presentation, please contact LaFASA's Director of Education and Prevention.
What is Sexual Violence?
What is Prevention?
Creating Effective Community Sexual Assault Response Teams
Stalking and Sexual Violence
Campus Sexual Assault
Military Sexual Violence
Sexual Assault & Sexual Health
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
Title XI: Overview
Sexual Violence in the LBGTQ Community
How to Promote & Market Sexual Assault Programs
Mandated Reporting: Overview
Working with Teen Survivors
Specific Trainings include:
Using #metoo to Leverage Change in Your Community
Sexual violence has always been an important issue, but recent news stories have increased media attention and galvanized citizens to make change. This training sums up this new movement against sexual violence, and discusses how we, as advocates and allies, can continue the momentum.
Don’t Be Dismayed by Disclosures
Statistics tell that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetimes, which means people you know and love are survivors of this horrific crime. This training is for anyone. It educates individuals on how to become allies for survivors, how to respond when someone discloses that they have been assaulted, and provides attendees with additional community resources.
Why Men Should Engage in Sexual Assault Prevention
Sexual violence affects all people, and it will take all people to help eliminate it. Though sexual assault is often viewed as a women’s issue, men are vital in the fight to end sexual assault. This training focuses on the influence men have and their unique position to challenge social norms, intervene in dangerous situations, and support their loved ones who may be survivors.
Workplace Sexual Harassment
Every employee has the right to a safe, equitable work environment free from sexual harassment and other abuses of power. This training informs employers of their legal obligations and employees of their rights when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment. Workplaces will learn how to create protocols to ensure a healthy, safe, and just environment where all employees can thrive.
Yes Means Yes! Building a Culture of Consent
In order to end sexual assault and rape culture, we must work together to build a culture where healthy, happy relationships are the norm. This training educates participants to understand consent, and how they can shape sex-positive relationships to end sexual assault.
Vicarious Trauma and Self Care
Intended for advocates, crisis interventionists, and other helping-professionals, this training focuses on how witnessing trauma on a day-to-day basis can be harmful to professionals. Participants will learn how to process and minimize vicarious traumatization in stressful workplaces in order to help them continue to provide meaningful services.
Advocating for Incarcerated Survivors
This training is appropriate for correctional staff and volunteer groups serving incarcerated populations. It includes an overview of PREA standards, the sensitive factors at play for incarcerated survivors, a discussion of sexual assault and consent, and best practices for serving an incarcerated survivor in confinement as mandated reporters.
Sexual Assault Information and Resources for Incarcerated Individuals
In order to reduce recidivism rates, educational outreach to incarcerated populations offers an opportunity to discuss consent, sexual assault, and healthy sexuality.
Sexual Violence 101
The goal of this presentation is to increase awareness about sexual assault. It covers important topics including healthy consent, power and control, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors when they disclose.
YAS Means YAS! Consent, Healthy Relationships, and Sexual Violence in the LGBTQIA Community
Intended for an LGBT+ audience, this presentation covers how to build healthy relationships, challenges around consent and relationships for LGBTQIA individuals, and how sexual violence impacts this oppressed community.
The Anti-Sexual Violence Movement: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, and How YOU Can Help
Participants in this presentation will learn about the history of the anti-sexual violence movement, the impact of sexual violence, and how to help survivors.
Who We Work With
Educational Institutions, Faculty, Staff, & Students (Pre-K - University)
Therapists & Counselors
Judges, Attorneys & Other Legal Professionals
Restaurants, Bartenders & Hospitality Workers
Private Companies & Corporations
Any group interested in supporting survivors and preventing sexual violence