SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
A Public Health Approach to Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment
We are at a critical stage in better understanding, effectively addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and greater community. Building Peaceful Community offers workshops and consultation to workplaces interested in learning about and implementing tailored prevention strategies. By adding these ideas and approaches to complement more traditional HR and legal-based harassment policy and training strategies, participants will gain and be better able to implement visions, tools and new opportunities for preventing workplace sexual harassment, for all of us, now. Read more.
Workshops on Refreshing Your Workplace
Customized 3-4 hour facilitated discussions to help your workgroup better understand one another's strengths and work more effectively toward common goals. For a flyer describing workshops, click here.
Recent Refreshing Your Workplace workshops have been provided to the following organizations: Campfire Minnesota, Child Care Aware, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, HIRED, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children/Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2017 Annual Conference, PRISM, and Walden University School of Nursing Field Education.
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Men Breaking Free
Men Breaking Free is a ground breaking Restorative Justice approach to working with men who have been arrested for attempting to purchase sex from another human being. Men Breaking Free is a unique approach that helps men to fully understand the cycles of pain resulting from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, while simultaneously offering them the possibility of empathy and healing and growth for themselves, their families, and the people they love.
Men Breaking Free was developed in 2018 through a partnership between Breaking Free, a Saint Paul-based agency that works with women and children who have been trafficked and harmed by the commercial sex industry, and Building Peaceful Community. Between June 2018 and May 2019, over 100 men who had been arrested for trying to purchase sex from another human being have participated in Men Breaking Free workshops. The results have been striking:
Men Breaking Free workshops are held the third Saturday of each month with men ordered by the court to attend. Contact Donald Gault for more information.
Read more on the Breaking Free web breakingfree.net and in the following Thomson Reuters article printed in the Times of India: 'Change the men', say U.S. fighters against sex trafficking.
"When Major League Baseball turned to Sand Creek for help to proactively prevent and address domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse issues among sports professionals and their families, I turned to an expert in the field who I have long admired for direction and consulting help. Don Gault has invested nearly 30 years of his career in prevention of violence in families and communities. He understands the full dynamics of this issue and strives to support all involved so that they can heal and restore their lives. I highly recommend Don Gault and his wisdom to employers, employees, and their families." -- Gretchen M. Stein, PhD, CEAP, president and CEO, Sand Creek Group