We Speak, We Stand, Community of Care bystander intervention program — reg. deadline 2/9

Dear Students,

 Registration for the WE Speak, We Stand, Community of Care bystander intervention program is now open!  Please forward the information below to students in your networks. Thanks for your support.

WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use and sexual assault. Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.  

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members.  The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools.  Specifically, you will learn  how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency.   We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.

The training will be held on Sunday, February 12th  in Usdan 108 from 10am-4pm.  Participants must attend the full training.  Lunch will be provided. To register, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEFlTmpvTlQ0X01zWl9XcmR3bVBob2c6MQ


Registration closes on Thursday, February 9th.   Please contact Alysha Warren (awarren@wesleyan.edu) or Tanya Purdy (tpurdy@wesleyan.edu) with questions.

CAPS Focus Group — 10/12 at 7 p.m.

Counseling and Psychological Services will facilitate its first focus group on Wednesday October 12th from 7-8 PM in the 2nd floor solarium of the Davison Health Center.  Students are invited to attend and participate in a conversation about ideas for future services and program nhancements at the counseling center.  The groups will be held every Wednesday evening from 7-8 PM for the rest of the semester, and students are welcome to attend one or several of these groups.  We hope to see you on October 12th!

 Jennifer T. D’Andrea, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Psychological Services


CAPS–Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

 Connect with other survivors of sexual assault.

Learn new skills and tools to move forward in your healing.

Healing is possible.

 Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act that occurs without choice and consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.

Wednesdays beginning October 19th—December 7th  

6:30-7:45pm (Location to be announced)

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LCPC in Counseling and Psychological Services for more information at 860.685.2910, email awarren@wesleyan.edu (reference “Sass” in subject line) or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/caps/services/group.html

Dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault alone is difficult.

Support is available.


Grief Support Group — every Wed. at 7:30 p.m.


Sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Meets: Wednesdays

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Solarium (Room 201, Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachel rtsantiago@wesleyan.edu  OR  Sarah-Anne stanner@wesleyan.edu


Conversation about Depression and Suicide — Tonight 7 p.m.

A Conversation About Depression and Suicide in College Students with Coach Black and Professor Flores 

This is an opportunity to learn how to tell if someone you know is struggling and learn how to let a friend know you care.


Tuesday, September 13    7:00 p.m.     Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street [corner of Court and High],   Dessert will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Active Minds on Campus