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“Consent Is” Multi Session Youth Curriculum
“Consent Is: Multi-sessions” is a three part workshop series designed for middle school and high school students as an introduction to key understandings of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and dating violence. The workshops reinforce the concepts of consent and healthy relationships by providing a relevant context to examine the experiences and concerns of adolescence.
Workshop 1: “Sexual Assault and Consent 101” provides the foundational definitions needed to recognize sexual violence and challenge prevalent misinformation.
Workshop 2: “The Dynamics of Sexual Harassment” introduces sexual harassment as a form of sexual violence, providing students with definitions for various forms of unwanted sexual attention.
Workshop 3: “Building Healthier Relationships” explores the common qualities and behaviors of healthy relationships and boundary setting. Dating violence is examined as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and differentiated from healthy relationships.
Who Should Attend? This training is for middle school and high school students. The workshop series requires three sessions for completion of the curriculum.
It’s My Body: Art & Movement Series
It’s My Body: Art & Movement Series is a workshop that complements DCRCC’s Good Touch Bad Touch® curriculum. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth*. Using experiential learning principles, participants will engage in theater, art, and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication, and boundaries.
Who Should Attend? This curriculum can be adapted for children, youth and adults of all ages. Adult participation is encouraged.
Sister Action Sister Strength (Returning Fall 2015)
Sister Action Sister Strength (SASS) is a youth development curriculum available to partnering middle and high schools within Washington, DC. Trained community advocates serve as instructors that facilitate school-based clubs. The curriculum utilizes a variety of tools such as media analysis, role-play, individual and group projects, collaborative art, facilitated dialogue, and team-building exercises.
Sister Action Sister Strength (SASS) Clubs for teen girls promote the values of informed consent, positive self-image, and healthy self-expression by introducing attitudes and risk-reduction concepts among youth around the issues of sexual violence and relationship abuse. In keeping with best practices, the program aims to accomplish three primary goals for youth: 1) teach them to recognize sexual abuse; (2) give them the skills to practice informed consent and boundary setting; and (3) encourage them to report abuse that they have experienced, are experiencing or may experience in the future. Our SASS Clubs have the additional goals of helping teenage girls strengthen their self esteem and communication skills, and teaching them about healthy relationships, along with sexuality and dating violence. The program also engages the adults in these youths’ lives by utilizing a co-facilitation strategy that incorporates a school based staff member.
Sister Action Sister Strength Clubs can serve as a microcosm for creating a culture of consent. Each group is built on the tenets of safety, belonging, leadership, mutuality, curiosity, respect and depth of learning and relationship. Participants and facilitators alike are empowered to foster group cohesion and empathy by engaging in honest dialogue about lived experiences, fears, goals and by sharing skills and insights that promote healthy relationships with self and others.
Who should attend?
This 12-36 week curriculum is available to middle and high school female identifying students.