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Keith Labelle

Keith Labelle, Coordinator of the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services Program at the University of Rhode Island, has conducted trainings on sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse since 2001.

He received his Master's Degree in Communications from URI in 2003. He is an Honor Roll graduate of the University and was a 4-year member of the varsity baseball team, serving as team captain in 2000. He worked as Program Coordinator for Substance Abuse Prevention Services at URI from 2000 - 2003 and worked at the same time for the Violence Prevention Program since 2001.

Keith is also a member of the NCAA Speaker's Bureau. He has presented at national conferences on substance abuse issues and at numerous national conferences, colleges, high schools, and for various agencies all over the country on violence against women issues.

At URI he provides training to over 9000 students, staff and faculty members annually, including all incoming student athletes and members of Greek Life. He supervises the URI Peer Advocates and is the Advisor of WOWW. Additionally, Keith has provided training and educational workshops for police groups, fraternity men, and members of both professional and collegiate athletic teams throughout the country on violence prevention issues. Keith teaches WMS 360: Men & Masculinities, WMS 351: Violence Prevention Training, WMS 300: Peer Advocacy, and WMS 300: WOWW Internship