Professional Development

KBEP’s Professional Development training (on-site or through KBEP webinar series) provide professional development opportunities for those seeking to further their knowledge of relationship violence. This can include faculty, administrators, or student leaders, at any school grade level. Each workshop will be tailored to best suit the needs of the participants. Participants will learn skills that can be integrated into their work to help foster a culture of respect and to better respond to students in need of support. Participants will also receive resources that they can use to further support their students.

KBEP offers Professional Development workshops tailored for the workplace. These workshops will help participants learn the vital 21st-century soft skills—such as emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication—and skills that will enhance the quality of their relationships with clients and community members.

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KBEP offers Professional Development webinars!   Participate in KBEP training courses from the comfort of your home or office.
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Below is a list of our upcoming webinar sessions:

  • Unrapable: Sexual Violence in Black Communities:
    • Description: In consideration of the socio-ecological model of health, it is important to assess how social determinants impact the health outcomes of specific populations of people. In particular, intersectional racism and sexism among Black women must be examined.According to a 2012 study by the Black Women’s Blueprint, 60% of Black women experience sexual abuse at the hands of Black men before reaching the age of 18. However, for every 1 Black woman that reports rape, 15 other Black women do not. Growing research shows us that of the Black women who do access services for domestic and sexual violence, far too few of them return beyond their initial visit. The staggering statistics regarding intimate partner violence among Black women suggest that there is a significant need to focus on the impact of social determinants such as intersectional racism and sexism.The oppression and negative, monolithic representations faced by Black communities, coupled with the unique commodification and hypersexualization of Black women’s bodies render Black woman vulnerable to victimization and shamed into silence. In order to better serve Black women and create better outcomes regarding intimate partner violence, these social determinants must be addressed.Learning Objectives:1.  Participants will discuss the intersections between anti-Black racism and gender-based oppression for Black women2.  Participants will connect oppression to common misperceptions of Black male sexuality3.  Participants will connect misogynoir to the silence of Black female rape survivors4. Participants will develop and share strategies to better prevent and respond to sexual violence in Black communities.