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Anti-Violence Advocates (AVA) Training

Anti-Violence Advocates (AVA) Training is open to all Penn staff and faculty who want to learn more about supporting and advocating for students who have experienced interpersonal violence. No prior knowledge of these issues is required for participation.

AVA training is designed to educate Penn staff and faculty on the dynamics of relationship violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and stalking, and the resources available on campus, to better advise and support students. The training will include interactive sessions and presenters from campus resources. AVA intends to provide foundational knowledge about violence, build a supportive community, and collectively shift how we think about violence and harm.

Individuals who complete the full training will receive a certificate of completion and can choose to be identified as AVAs so that students know where they can find effective and safe support. Completing AVA does not make one a confidential resource for students, or fulfill any University training requirements for employees related to campus policies, Title IX, or the Clery Act. Past participants should consider registering if you have not attended in the past three years.
Space is limited and registration will close once filled. Registrants must be able to attend all 3 days of training which will include lunch daily. Register:

This is a 3-day (in person!) training. The timeline for sessions is as follows:
Tuesday, July 12th and Wednesday, July 13th: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, July 14th: 10:00am -1:30pm
Location: Huntsman Hall (Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.)