Trainings and Additional Support Opportunities
Trainings are a space to develop one's capacities and knowledge in topics connected with sexual and relationship abuse and violence. On-campus trainings are available to all NYU students while off-campus trainings are available to a broader audience.
Consent Zone is a participatory training that allows students to engage in a dialogue about sexual respect and interpersonal situations as well as provides information about affirmative consent from the Federal, State, Local and University perspective.
Action Zone is an engaging training that teaches students how to actively and safely intervene to combat a culture that normalizes sexual violence.
Bystander Intervention Training | Hollaback is a training that engages participants in safe and effective ways to be an active bystander in ending street harassment.
Upstanding Intervention Training | Center for Anti-Violence Education is a communal education program open to anyone looking for interpersonal tools to prevent, disrupt and help heal from violence in their communities.
Self-Defense Classes | Center for Anti-Violence Education is a training that develops tools to apply to a range of interpersonal situations, from physical skills to verbal, emotional and social techniques like assertiveness, de-escalation, situational awareness and self-care practices for healing from violence. Each session is facilitated through a trauma-informed lens and centers the experiences of those most at risk for violence.
OutSmart NYC is a collective of industry staff, patrons, clinical providers, educators and activists organizing to prevent and end sexual violence in bars, restaurants and nightclubs. OutSmart NYC offers free training to bars, restaurants and nightlife who want to learn how to prevent and end sexual violence in their spaces. The collective offers opportunities for those interested and invested in their mission to join their collective and to become a training facilitator.
Call the Wellness Exchange Hotline at (212) 443-9999 or chat via the app anytime and ask for a Crisis Response Counselor (CRC). They can talk through your medical, mental health, and legal options and meet with you in person. Available 24 hours a day, every day.
On-Campus Groups & Workshops
Counseling Groups are clinical groups aimed to support students who are experiencing a range of different challenges. Coming together with students who are managing similar challenges can offer support, healing and perspective.
- Survivors Support and Empowerment for Women
- Survivors Support and Empowerment for Men
- Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non Binary Survivors Group
- Unpacking Unhealthy and Abusive Intimate Relationships
Wellness Workshops are a space to acquire new skills that can assist in a student emotional well-being.
- Navigating Healthy Relationships
- Let’s Talk about Sex
- Understanding Trauma
- Thoughtful Communication
MindfulNYU is the award-winning meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative life initiative that promotes wisdom, compassion, and well-being on campus — and beyond.
Off-Campus Clinical Support Groups
These clinic support groups are run by licensed mental health providers and consist of other people who have experienced similar struggles. It is an opportunity to seek support, healing, validation and insight with people outside the NYU community.
- Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence | The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
- Sister Circle: Group for Female Survivors 18+ | Black Women's Blueprint
- Men’s Round Table | Connect
- Women’s Circle | Connect
- My Story, My Terms: A Storytelling Workshop for Survivors | Women’s Justice NOW
At times, it can be helpful to give to others who have experienced trauma. Volunteering to support others isn’t right for everyone and it has to be the right time in someone’s life to make space for this but it can be part of some people's healing journey. Volunteering can also impact a person's mental health and self-care practices due to vicarious trauma. When considering a volunteer opportunity please consider the ways you will take care of yourself, where you are in your life and if a person has experienced trauma, where you are in your healing. It can be helpful to talk to a counselor, support person, mentor or friend about whether or not to volunteer to help others who have experienced trauma.