Sexual Assault Resistance Education Centre


2nd Annual EAAA Train the Trainer Workshop a Great Success!

EAAA Train The Trainer 2017
The second annual EAAA Train the Trainer workshop was held at the University of Windsor from Saturday, April 29th to Thursday May 5th, 2017 and was a great success. An additional day of individualized WenDo instruction was also offered on the Friday after the training (May 6).

Women from postsecondary institutions across Canada and from as far away as South Africa attended the training.

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 Win Best Paper Award

The paper "Secondary and 2-Year Outcomes of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women," which was published in the June, 2017 issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly, has been awarded the Georgia Babladelis Best Paper Award by the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of the American Psychological Association: APA). The 1st author, Dr. Charlene Senn, will receive a plaque at the 2018 APA Conference in San Francisco and a $1000 honourarium on behalf of her co-authors.

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.