• Culture Critique and Call Commentary: Sexual Violence Basics and Call Advocacy Theory and Techniques


Culture Critique and Call Commentary: Sexual Violence Basics and Call Advocacy Theory and Techniques

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is September 13

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in prevention in domain PR1.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Power. Control. Violence.

All forms of sexual violence permeate our culture and impact our society. Join staff members from the Sexual Assault Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) as they present an overview of sexual violence and rape culture. They will also discuss trauma responses, best practices for advocacy skills, and grounding techniques for calls. Course participants will also be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Learn about sexual violence and how our culture tolerates and trivializes it, especially violence committed against those in marginalized communities.
  2. Gain a basic understanding of how strong emotions and trauma impact the way we think and react.
  3. Expand your understanding of advocacy: provide resources, lead grounding techniques, and respond to callers in crisis.


  • 9:00 am – Welcome and Overview of Sexual Violence, Rape Culture, and Rape Culture in the Media
  • 10:18 am – Break
  • 10:33 am –
    Strong Emotions & Trauma and Impacts on our Brains
    Core Advocacy Skills & Grounding Techniques
    Strong Emotions & Trauma Impacts on the Brain
  • 11:00 am – Core Advocacy Skills and Grounding Exercises
  • 12:00 pm – Q&A
  • 12:15 pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by:

Eliza Sabo

Associate Manager, SARNCO, Ohio Health

Eliza Sabo is the Associate Manager of Sexual Violence Services for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), at OhioHealth. She is an experienced survivor advocate, community organizer, preventionist, grant writer, and trauma-informed mediation teacher. Her experience includes leading human trafficking initiatives for the Peace Corps and the International Organization for Migration (a part of the UN). Eliza was a SARNCO hospital advocate volunteer for more than a decade prior to joining the staff. She also has extensive experience working in learning and development in the corporate setting. Outside of work, Eliza enjoys travel, art, painting, hiking, meditation, and spending time with loved ones.

Debbie Green

Helpline Coordinator, SARNCO, Ohio Health

Debbie Green has a BA from OSU in Women Studies and has worked in both the interpersonal and sexual violence fields. Debbie has worked for 25 years for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), at OhioHealth in the Helpline Coordinator role.

Jeff Puster

Prevention Coordinator, SARNCO, Ohio Health

Jeff Puster is the Campus-Based Prevention Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), at OhioHealth. Jeff engages college students throughout the Columbus area for the purpose of preventing sexual violence on campuses and in our community. Prior to working at SARNCO, Jeff worked for 14 years with families involved in domestic violence, both through his own non-profit agency and with the Buckeye Ranch here in Columbus. Jeff lives in Westerville with his wife, 3 boys and 3 dogs.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.



Register For 9/14 Training Here

Deadline for registration is September 13

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068