Preventing Sexual Violence: A Pre-Summit Workshop for Educators

Start: November 17, 2017 9:00 AM

End: November 17, 2017 1:00 PM

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. But the research is clear:  sexual violence can be prevented by identifying and breaking down unhealthy beliefs about consent, gender stereotypes, and entitlement among adolescents. The influence of educators is among the most important factors in whether adolescents learn to either accept or reject these concepts.

That's why ReThink and the DC Rape Crisis Center are partnering to deliver a training designed to help educators build consent, empathy, healthy communication, and emotional intelligence into their classrooms. We'll teach you how to model consent in everyday interactions, provide short modules that help adolescents understand how to practice consent in age appropriate ways, and prepare you to intervene when you observe unhealthy behavior.

And in the coming months, ReThink's team will be an on-call resource for you, providing personalized attention and advice as you begin to work this material into your classroom.

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