Sexual Assault Resistance Education Centre

EAAA News

Minister of Health attends presentation about EAAA

Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Dr. Charlene Senn
Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Dr. Charlene Senn"
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.

2nd Windsor EAAA Train the Trainer 2018 Workshop was another Great Success!!

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.

3rd Annual Windsor EAAA Train the Trainer Workshop a Great Success!

EAAA May 2018 Train The Trainer
The third annual Windsor 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 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.