Haven Training

HAVEN Program

HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Ending Violence Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity and Compliance office, the Carolina Women’s Center, and Student Wellness. It provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral students with tools to be an ally to someone who has experience sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and/or stalking. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community. HAVEN trainings are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty.

After successfully completing the HAVEN training, participants will receive a placard that can be displayed on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop, or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!

For more information about HAVEN, please visit the Safe At UNC website. To be notified when HAVEN trainings become available or to schedule a training for your department or organization, please email haven@unc.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the training? What if I can’t stay for the whole thing?

HAVEN trainings are three (3) hours long. Participants are required to arrive on time and stay for the entire training. We have found that participants coming late or leaving early is very disruptive to others in the training.

Q: How do I register?

To be notified when HAVEN trainings become available or to schedule a training for your department or organization, please email haven@unc.edu.If no spaces are available, please check back later for more openings. Trainings are announced each semester.

Q: Training times span my usual lunch/dinner hour! Will there be food?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide food for trainings, but we want you to be comfortable. Feel free to bring food/snacks and drinks as needed. There will be short breaks in the training, and those are good times for snacks.

Q: No location is listed for my training date. How will I know where to go?

You will be notified of the training location approximately 24-48 business hours. All trainings are located on the UNC-Chapel Hill main campus.

Q: Who attends HAVEN?

Any member of the Carolina community is welcome to participate in HAVEN training. We have developed separate workshops for students and faculty/staff.

Q: I am a graduate student. Do I attend the student training or the faculty/staff training?

Depending on your role and interest as a graduate student, you may choose to attend the student or the faculty/staff training. If you are a TA, we encourage you to attend a faculty/staff session.

Q: I completed HAVEN training but have lost / have not yet received my door sign. Who should I contact?

If you have questions about your door sign, send an email to haven@unc.edu.

Have more questions? Need more information? Contact haven@unc.edu.