You can use this worksheet to help assess existing resources and to determine whether they can be adapted by your PSI.
You may want to consider some of the following questions:
- Principles: What is the overall approach used in the training or resource? Some principles may be explicitly stated while others may be implicit.
- Audience: Is it applicable to students, faculty, staff, or all? Is there a target audience (e.g., age, women/men/gender diverse individuals)? Has the training been used on campus or only in the community?
- Content: What are the learning goals/outcomes of the training? Is it theory-driven? Comprehensive? Based on evidence?
- Format & Design: Does the learning take place online or in person? How long is the training? How was the training developed (e.g., consultation with specific groups, academic review)? How have the needs and learning styles of different groups of learners been considered?
- Delivery & Implementation: Is the training accessible (e.g., physical space, language, pedagogical approach)? How has the safety of learners been considered?
- Evaluation & Monitoring: Are there opportunities for learners to provide feedback? Can the training be adapted on-the-ground?
- Other Considerations: Is there strong evidence to support this type of training? Is it cost effective? Is there wide support for this approach from learners?
- Strengths: What factors would contribute to the success of this training in your context?
- Limitations: What factors would limit the success of this training in your context?
- Overall Assessment: Is this training suitable for your PSI? Is it feasible to deliver (e.g., resources are available)? Does it meet identified needs?
In the following table, you can see how an educator in a sexual violence response program at a PSI in Metro Vancouver used this worksheet.
|Principles||Evidence informed, gender inclusive, intersectionality, trauma informed, trauma centred|
|Audience||Faculty and staff|
|Content||Responding to disclosures: Definition of SV, support services offered, contact info, trauma-informed messaging, 3-step process, consent-based practices, intersectionality named with some guidance given|
|Format||Resource (combined with in-person training or as standalone)|
|Delivery||Text-reliant, plain language (mostly)|
|Evaluation||No feedback/evaluation mechanism. In-person training could be adapted but resource in current state cannot easily be adapted (graphic PDF).|
|Other||The approach used was highly successful with similar programming at our PSI.|
|Strengths||Easy mechanism to provide basic info to many/broad scope audience. Clearly provides key info. Uses format and mechanism that is familiar and a past success.|
|Limitations||Feels sexual assault focused (not capturing whole scope). Doesn’t include reporting information. Not culturally located. No territory acknowledgement. Only one format.|
|Overall||Needs improvement. Format appropriate for context, so content enhancement around cultural locatedness and decolonial approaches as well as development of formats that meet accessibility standards are needed.|