the CONSENT CULTURE INTRO WORKSHOP
This three hour workshop is a unique way to bring consent education to your classroom or youth group. Appropriate for youth aged 10 and up, the fun and interactive exercises create a safer space for young people to learn tools for better interactions before they are in more high stakes situations. Our certified facilitators lead youth through embodied experiences which help them to:
Learn what to do when they are a “Maybe”.
Become more comfortable hearing “No”.
Become more comfortable saying “No”.
Become more effective at asking for what they want.
Become an upstander, rather than a bystander
Learn how to use these skills online.
Practice these skills safely
Increase their relational intelligence.
"Consent is such an important topic that is tricky to teach, and often overlooked in the classroom. This workshop was a game changer for me. It gave me the tools to teach consent through fun activities at a pace that suited my students. it was beautiful to hear and watch our classroom consent culture forming. these are life skills all students need."
~ Bianca Duffy, sd8 educator
What Participant's Learn in the Consent culture Intro workshop:
Many people struggle with saying no.Participants will be guided through fun partnered and group exercises in which they will practice saying no and yes. individual exercises help bring clarity to the process of determining whether you are an authentic no or an authentic yes.
How to Graciously Accept Other's Boundaries
Even more of us struggle with hearing no! This is an important key to Consent Culture. When we move beyond seeing "no" as a personal attack and instead see it as an honoring of self, we can create safety for everyone to be true to their authentic wants and needs. Participants enjoy learning ways to make others feel more comfortable to express themselves.
Consent is collaboration
Participants have fun practicing the skills they have learned in paired and group exercises. They emerge as proud innovators and role models of Consent Culture in their families and communities.
"Erica has a calm and pleasant nature to share important topics around consent. Using interactive activities, Erica was able to help my students consider the various elements that can impact getting and receiving sexual consent. My students were particularly interested to learn about the “freeze response”. A great workshop to introduce the topic of creating consent culture."
- Andrea Yeo, SD 44, Educator
"I am so grateful that I got to experience this Consent Culture Intro workshop. Learning what to do when I'm not sure whether I want to say "yes" or "no" to someone's request was invaluable. If only I had learned this stuff much earlier in life! But better late than never. Thank you so much for this workshop.”
~ Jasmine Love