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Responding to Sexual Harassment Comments #EmbraceYourVoice

April 18, 2018

UPDATE: April 23, 2018.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel the free breakfast session: Why Your Audience Is Not Buying What You’re Selling, which was due to be held on Thursday, April 26 at the Catharsis Productions offices.  

We are looking forward to planning another similar event in the near future and we will definitively keep you in mind for next time. In the meantime, if you haven’t yet, feel free to download our white paper: Why They Fight the Facts

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any additional questions, please let us know!


For us, Advocates, Educators, Program Directors, and Title IX Coordinators, every day is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and so we’d like to thank you for all your hard work by letting you in on our best practices while enjoying a complimentary breakfast with your peers.

Heather Imrie, our Director of Program Development and efficacy, will present to you:

“Why your audience isn’t buying what you’re selling”.

Thursday, April 26 at 8am CST

How to create effective prevention programming, that makes a difference in your community.


Presentation Abstract:

You want to lead effective prevention programs that change negative attitudes and increase pro-social behaviors. Too often we are confronted by audiences who are resistant to our messaging and sometimes checked out before we even get a chance to speak. To create effective prevention programs, practitioners need to understand why audiences aren’t buying what we are selling and how to create training that can overcome these roadblocks to learning. Utilizing research from psychology, public health, education, political science, and prevention best practices, this presentation will go beyond theory and give practitioners tools to improve audience engagement and retention of information. This session consists of two parts. Part one is an overview of evidence-based practices for creating successful prevention programs, while part two reviews a research supported, and empirically proven multi-tiered sexual assault prevention program currently implemented at a U.S. Military training campus.  

Catharsis Productions

Catharsis Productions' mission is to change the world by producing innovative, accessible and 
research-supported programming that challenges oppressive attitudes and shifts behavior.