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Empowering Communities through Education: Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence

Presented by Maggie Shellene, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center 2 CEs will be offered to LPC, SW, LMFT, and Psychologists - NBCC Approved

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Empowering Communities through Education: Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence
Empowering Communities through Education: Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

Webinar via Zoom

About the Event

"Empowering Communities through Education: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence"

2 CE Credits will be offered for LPC, LMFT, SW, and Psychologists - NBCC Approved

Presented by: Maggie Shellene, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

Date: April 19th, 2024

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am CDT

Location: Webinar Via Zoom

Cost: Free (This training is supported by Award No. 3012706 by the Texas Office of the Governor and Violence Against Women Act Fund.)

In this engaging and informative presentation, attendees will delve into the multifaceted topic of sexual violence prevention. Through an exploration of the root causes and societal impacts of sexual violence, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of prevention efforts. By examining evidence-based strategies and interventions, this session will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to enact meaningful change within their communities. From fostering a culture of consent and respect to empowering individuals to speak out against violence, this presentation will inspire attendees to take proactive steps towards creating safer and more inclusive environments for all.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the complex factors that contribute to the perpetuation of sexual violence and the ways in which it manifests in various contexts.
  • Explore a range of evidence-based prevention strategies and interventions, including education, advocacy, and community mobilization, to address and combat sexual violence effectively.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of individuals, organizations, and communities in preventing sexual violence and promoting a culture of consent and respect.
  • Acquire practical skills and resources to develop and implement prevention programs tailored to diverse populations and settings.
  • Collaborate with peers and stakeholders to create sustainable and impactful initiatives that challenge harmful norms, support survivors, and foster healthy relationships within communities.

If you register for this training, you must attend for the entire training.

*Partial CEs will not be provided.*

Leaving the training early will count as a No Show.

In the event of an emergency that causes you to be late or miss the training, email

About Our Speaker:

Maggie Shellene is a passionate and dedicated advocate with a profound commitment to preventing sexual violence and fostering safe, supportive communities. As the Director of Education at the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC), Maggie brings a rich tapestry of experience and expertise to her role, making a lasting impact on those she serves. Maggie's journey in advocacy and education began after she graduated from Stonehill College in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. During her time at college, Maggie immersed herself in the local rape crisis center, serving as a medical advocate and sharing her powerful story as a survivor speaker. It was through these experiences that Maggie discovered her passion for education and advocacy around issues of sexual assault and violence. Following her graduation, Maggie embarked on a transformative career with Teach For America in Dallas, Texas, where she dedicated five years to serving in Title I schools. Her time in the classroom deepened her understanding of the intersection of education and social justice, inspiring her to pursue a Master's degree in Education from Southern Methodist University in 2020 with a concentration in urban communities. Eager to broaden her impact and leadership skills, Maggie furthered her education by earning a Master's in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce in 2023. After furthering her academic pursuits, Maggie felt a calling to return to her roots in advocacy for survivors of sexual violence and sharing valuable strategies for creating safer, more informed communities and empowering individuals to stand against sexual violence.

When Registering, please ensure that ALL information, especially your email address, is accurate. If you do not receive a confirmation email from our team, your registration cannot be guaranteed.

*All events are subject to cancellation*


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    Empowering Communities through Education: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence


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