MATE (Motivating Action through Empowerment

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Barr Smith South Room 2040

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA 5000

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MATE Bystander Program: an education and intervention program teaching us to be leaders in the prevention of sexual violence & harassment.

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About this workshop: The MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of sexual violence and harassment. The Program is designed to teach students how to recognize sexual violence in its various forms and have the confidence to speak out and offer help. Ultimately, we seek to inspire leadership by empowering participants with the tools to feel confident in addressing harmful and abusive behaviour.

Background: The bystander conversation is relatively new in Australia, MATE being one of the very first teams to introduce the concept to violence prevention in Australia, and started by Griffith University. MATE started in USA as MVP (Mentors in Violence Prevention Program).

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Barr Smith South Room 2040

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA 5000

Australia

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Organiser Joanne McNamara

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Joanne McNamara occupies the dual role of Student Counsellor and Specialist in Sexual Violence Response and Training (SSVR). She has a background in Social Work Psychology and Family Therapy, working in settings such as Women’s Health and Sexual Health for over 20 years. Her particular expertise is in trauma and sexual violence, sexuality and gender identity, and relationships. Jo has a passion for working with diverse young people on cultural change and social justice initiatives.

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