Recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1.5 hour training
FREE for YIPA members
$30 for non-YIPA members
Sexual violence frequently happens in young dating relationships, often because teens are not clear what consent means or how to ask for it. Unfortunately, consent education today may focus more on saying ‘no’ than how to assert and respect healthy boundaries. This limited approach ultimately fails young people because it doesn’t honor their reality. Educating youth about the skills of healthy consent helps them become more empowered adults. Effective consent education also reduces sexual coercion, harassment, and even assault.
Your ability to help youth navigate consent at every age is a proactive way to give them the tools they need for healthy relationships with themselves and others. Even in non-sexual interactions, a young person’s capacity to articulate boundaries, listen to, and advocate for their own needs will guide them throughout their life.
You’ll learn about enthusiastic consent and different ways to ask for consent. You’ll consider effective conversations to have at each developmental age, beyond just how to say ‘no’. Statistics and reasons why sexual assault goes underreported will also be addressed. The statistics may be alarming, but with effective consent education you’ll help young people build boundaries and maintain healthy relationships to prevent sexual assault.
Your Learning Objectives
- Gain strategies for teaching young people about consent
- Understand the drawbacks of consent education focused on “no means no”
- Be able to articulate the importance of enthusiastic consent
- Learn why sexual assault goes underreported in the United States
Logan Sand is the SELF program coordinator. Holding an M. Ed in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, they are focused on teaching sexuality education through an intersectional and anti-oppression lens. Logan has experience teaching both youth and adults, and enjoys working with people of all ages. Though they are dedicated to teaching all facets of sexuality, they are especially focused on teaching about consent and gender diversity. In 2017, Logan did a presentation at the National Sex Ed Conference. Logan is equally committed to face-to-face education and curriculum development having done work with Family Tree Clinic in St Paul and Access Matters in Philadelphia before coming to Lutheran Social Services. They are trained on delivering the following curricula: Making Proud Choices, Sexuality for All Abilities, It’s That Easy, All4You!/All4You2!
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.
Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.
- Online Training
- Recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
- 1.5 hour training
- FREE for YIPA members
- $30 for non-YIPA members
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