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AFTER SOOO MANY DELAYS!!! Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer returns!

Flip the Script with EAAA(TM) Train the Trainer participants at the University of Windsor, ON, December 2021
Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train the Trainer - December 2021
In December 2021 we were finally back from a 2-year COVID hiatus and able to host a em>Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer workshop at the University of Windsor. We were so grateful that these amazing women from Canada and the United States were willing and able to travel to be in-person with us. Since then, we have completed 3 more trainings (May and July in Windsor, Ontario; June in Montreal, Quebec). It has been a whirlwind of planning and hosting women from Canada, the U. S., U.K., and Australia.

Thank you to all of the women who participated and to everyone who is starting or restarting implementation of the em>Flip the Script with EAAA™ program at their institutions this year.

Flip the Script with EAAA(TM) Train the Trainer participants at the University of Windsor, ON, May 2022
Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train the Trainer - May 2022
<em>Renverse les codes avec BÉRA™</em> - Juin 2022 en Montréal, Juin 2022
Renverse les codes avec BÉRA™ - Juin 2022
Flip the Script with EAAA(TM) Train the Trainer participants  at the University of Windsor, ON, July 2022
Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train the Trainer - July 2022

14th Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations

Watch Dr. Charlene Senn's talk at the 14th Annual United Nations Psychology Day. She was invited to present on Flip the Script with EAAA™ program as an example of social psychology's contributions to evidence-based best practices to reduce sexual violence against women. Her talk begins 33 minutes into the video.

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Dr. Charlene Senn's talk at the 14th Annual United Nations Psychology Day
Dr. Charlene Senn's talk at the 14th Annual United Nations Psychology Day, April 15, 2021

Resistance Week: A Live Chat with Dr. Charlene Senn

On February 4, 2021 in celebration of Resistance Week, Dr. Charlene Senn participated in a Facebook live chat about the Flip the Script with EAAA program with the University of Windsor's Sexual Wellness and Consent Coordinator, Anne Rudzinski.

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Resistance Week: A Live Chat with Dr. Charlene Senn
Ann Rudzinski and Dr. Charlene Senn


2019 Sees Two Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer workshops

July 2019 participants at the University of Windsor, ON
July 2019 participants at the University of Windsor, ON
The first 2019 Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer workshop was held at the University of Windsor in May. Women from post-secondary institutions across Canada, the U.S., and from as far away as Australia, The Netherlands, and New Zealand attended the training, led by our Lead Trainer Stephanie Gee.

With so many requests we held a second Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer workshop in Windsor ON in July 2019 which hosted women from Canadian and US universities, led by our Lead Trainer Julie Lalonde. Both workshops were also happy to host women from Canadian Sexual Assault Centres and US community organizations.

May 2019 participants at the University of Windsor, ON
May 2019 participants at the University of Windsor, ON

The SARE Centre Travels!

November 2019 participants at Monash University, Australia
November 2019 participants at Monash University, Australia
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 we hosted women at our Windsor trainings from post-secondary institutions from Australia and New Zealand who were eager to learn and implement the EAAA program in their communities. Dr. Charlene Senn travelled to Australia in early 2019 to give talks on her research and the benefits of the program. This led to a healthy and sustainable network of women who have been reaching out to other women throughout the two countries. It became clear that it would be more feasible for the SARE Centre to go to Australia than for increasing numbers of participants to come to Canada to receive the training. Fiona Marshall, the EAAA Campus Trainer at Monash University agreed to organize and host a workshop. In November 2019, we sent our Lead Trainer, Julie Lalonde to Australia to lead this workshop. We are happy to report that we now have 11 new Campus Trainers who will be implementing EAAA in 7 universities in Australia and New Zealand.

Minister of Health attends presentation about EAAA

Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Dr. Charlene Senn
Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Dr. Charlene Senn, August 2018
While at UWindsor for a roundtable on the opioid crisis, Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor attended a presentation on the Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act program which has been celebrated for its success as a sexual assault resistance program on university campuses across North America.

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July 2018 2nd Windsor Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer workshop in 2018 was Equally Amazing!

EAAA July 2018 Train The Trainer
In 2018 we were able to squeeze in an additional EAAA Train the Trainer workshop to take care of our waiting list. Schedules aligned and participants from Canada and the US were able to join us at the University of Windsor from Saturday, July 14 to Thursday, July 19. An additional day of individualized WenDo instruction was also offered on Friday July 20. Congratulations to all our participants.

We look forward to offering our next training in May 2019 at the University of Windsor. See our training page for more info.


May 2018 Windsor Flip the Script with EAAA™ Train-the-Trainer workshop was a Great Success!

EAAA May 2018 Train The Trainer
The EAAA Train the Trainer workshop was held at the University of Windsor from Saturday, May 5 to Thursday May 11th, 2018 and was a great success. An additional day of individualized WenDo instruction was also offered on the Friday or Saturday after the training. Women from postsecondary institutions and community and research organizations in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Swaziland attended the training.

There was more interest this year than we could accommodate in our May training so we have added an additional Windsor training in July (see our Training page for more info).


Dr. Charlene Senn Awarded Prestigious Canada Research Chair in Sexual Violence

Dr. Charlene Senn, Canada Research Chair

SARE Centre Founder and CEO, Dr. Charlene Senn, has been awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sexual Violence from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This award, which entitles the University of the grantee to $200,000 a year for seven years, is given to researchers recognized by their peers as world leaders in their field of study and is intended to promote excellence and development. Dr. Senn used this award to hire Post-Doctoral Fellow (Dr. Sara Crann) who, over the next two years, will lead an adaptation of the EAAA program for younger girls/women (14 to 17 years of age) and evaluate the adapted program's efficacy.


EAAA to be implemented in South Africa and Swaziland

Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller
Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller & Dr. Fortunate Shabalala
We would like to congratulate Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego's Center on Gender Equity and Health, and Dr. Fortunate Shabalala of the University of Swaziland, who recently received funding from the World Bank to implement the EAAA program at the University of Swaziland. Dr. Charlene Senn, the developer of EAAA, will be collaborating with Dr. Fielding-Miller and her colleagues at the University of Swaziland to adapt to the EAAA program for the South African context.

We were also very happy to have two researchers from the South African Medical Research Council attend our training, Mercilene Machisa and Pinky Mahlangu. These women are part of a team of researchers from SAMRC who hope to implement the EAAA program at postsecondary institutions across South Africa.


Dr. Senn and Co-Authors Receive Georgia Babladelis Best PWQ Paper Award 2018

Dr. Lorrie Radtke with award
Dr. Lorrie Radtke holding Babladelis Award
The Georgia Babladelis Paper Award recognizes the best paper published in Psychology of Women Quarterly as selected each year by PWQ's Editorial Board from the pool of all accepted, unpublished papers. Dr. Charlene Senn, 1st Author of "Secondary and two-year outcomes of a sexual assault resistance program for university women", received a plaque at the 2018 American Psychological Association (Division 35) conference along with a $1,000 honorarium on behalf of her co-authors.

Paper citation: Charlene Y. Senn, Misha Eliasziw, Karen L. Hobden, Ian R. Newby-Clark, Paula C. Barata, H. Lorraine Radtke, & Wilfreda E. Thurston. Secondary and two-year outcomes of a sexual assault resistance program for university women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41, 147-162. dio: 10.1177/0361684317690119.


Dr. Senn Awarded $980,000 CIHR Grant

Dr. Charlene Senn
Dr. Charlene Senn
Dr. Charlene Senn (developer of the EAAA program) and her colleagues (Drs. Paula Barata, Misha Eliasziw, Gail McVey, Lorraine Radtke, and Wilfreda Thurston) received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study the how best to help Canadian universities implement EAAA on their campuses in a way that maximizes the program's effectiveness.

Over the next four years, 9 universities from across Canada will be enrolled in this research. Each University will send staff to our EAAA Train-the-Trainer workshops. These Campus Trainers will, subsequently, hire and train facilitators to deliver the EAAA to women undergraduates at their local campuses. Campus Trainers, Facilitators, and students who register for EAAA will be asked to participate in this research.

In addition to scholarly publication, the results will be shared with postsecondary and sexual violence prevention stakeholders across Canada and used to maximize the effectiveness of EAAA as it is implemented across North America and around the world.