Brave Step Changemaker

The Changemaker program gives you the tools you need to support one another and help prevent future sexual violence.

Changemakers will access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, participate in training sessions, and gain the education they need to take steps toward action.

Who is a Changemaker?

A Changemaker is someone who learns how to take brave steps within their life, family, community, workplace, at Brave Step and beyond as it relates to sexual violence.

Being a Brave Step Changemaker is for everyone – survivors, loved ones, policy educators, employers, and community leaders. All are impacted by sexual violence. 

Be a Brave Ally

Sign the Brave Pact

Make a commitment to yourself, your loved ones, your workplace, and your community to courageously acknowledge the prevalence of sexual violence, learn about it, and take action. View the Brave Pact here.

Take the first step and sign below.

Learn at your own pace

Changemakers can access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, participate in training sessions, and gain the education they need to take steps toward action.

To access the vital online content, please sign up below. Resources are available for survivors; parents, caregivers and allies; policy makers; and more.

Join a Virtual Workshop

Join an upcoming workshop to gain the knowledge and skills you need to prevent future sexual violence. Visit our Events page for a list of upcoming workshops.

Join Brave Space

Join Brave Space, Brave Step’s online community, to forge new relationships and create a stronger, more supportive community.

Find the Best Resources for You

Individual (Survivors)

Resources include care options, helpful guides and useful information on one’s journey.

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Loved Ones

Resources include information for parents and caregivers, intimate partners, family and friends, and more. 


Prepare yourself with articles pertaining to sexual harassment and assault, employer-empowered tools and more.

Volunteer Orientation

Policy Education

Gain insight and knowledge from experts in the field at the intersection of sexual violence and policy education. 

Brave Step is inclusive.

The Community at large

For community leaders, allies and advocates, access expert content to guide you on creating a safer, healthier community.

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Brave Step Resources

Stay abreast of Brave Step’s live events and workshops to better equip you as a Changemaker.

Engage with these useful resources today.

Recent Changemaker Workshops

Calm Body, Quiet Mind

Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic arms us with information on the importance of and some techniques to calm your body and quiet your mind.

Holding Space

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Jennifer Dean taught us the meaning of “holding space” and how to utilize this technique to create a safe space for those you care about. Additionally, she coached us on how to manage our own judgements while being present and set the tone for a kind, vulnerable and authentic space.

Lives Impacted 


The Brave Pacts Signed

Steps Taken

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