Three-day training for rape-prevention program instructors starts today
The Norman Police Department, and the Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) are offering a three-day training session for persons interested in becoming instructors for the “My Body… My Life…” program, starting today.
“My Body… My Life…” is an empowerment and rape prevention program for women that began in 1993 at the request of Dan Quinn, currently a Norman city councilman, said Sergeant Bob Moore, one of the program developers.
The first day is a complete presentation from the officers who developed it, Moore said.
“We are trying to expand the program all across Oklahoma,” Moore said. “Every high school in Norman has the course and seven sororities [at OU] have also used the program.”
The second and third day will only be the attendees who are trying to become certified as instructors of the program. This will also be the first time that any male community leaders, besides police officers who teach the program, have the chance to watch, Moore said.
“We are very cautious who we allow to see the program because we don’t want to teach a predator anything,” Moore said.
“My Body… My Life…” is a 10-module, eight-hour course. There are currently only five instructors for the program in the entire state, Moore said.
"Awareness," "Empowerment," "Self-Esteem and Abuse," "Alcohol and Drugs" and "Violent Rape" are some of the modules that the training will include, Moore said.