Elementary Education: Project Aware
Middle and High School Education
Middle & High School Education
Sexual violence is an issue that young people in all communities face, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background. MOCSA’s education presenters reach students in more than 30 school districts in the Kansas City metro area, on both sides of the state line. Our educators communicate challenging subject matter in a manner that is engaging, informative, realistic, and age-appropriate. MOCSA’s presentations utilize a variety of teaching methods, including group discussion, lecture, question and answer sessions, and activities designed to enhance learning and behavior chance. Our free-of-charge presentations are available in both English and Spanish.
Multi-session and single-session presentations are effective in increasing knowledge and awareness in topics such as healthy relationships, sexual harassment, consent, media, and more. More information on Programs for Youth and the topics covered.
Green Dot violence prevention program focused on culture change. The program describes choices to hurt others as “red dots” while choices to help others are “green dots.” The program aims to overwhelm the school’s map with green dots so that fewer students are hurt. Green Dot uses training sessions with student leaders, staff, parents, and all-school programming to make a difference. There are two specific norms the Green Dot Program seeks to create in schools:
- Everyone has a part to play in making sure school is as violence-free as possible for every student.
- There are simple things that every student can do to help, even though things like peer pressure and fear might make them think they can’t get involved.
Teen Exchange is a multi-session sexual violence prevention program that encompasses each of the topics in the above link. The curriculum focuses on identifying and developing healthy relationships and preventing sexual violence. An abbreviated Teen Exchange is available in a "Pick Three" format. MOCSA educators suggest the following combinations.
• For Middle School: Healthy Relationships, Sexual Harassment and Bystander Engagement
• For High School: Consent in Relationships, Sexual Assault and Gender & Violence
To request a presentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (816) 931-4527.
Strength Clubs use multiple sessions to explore what young people think about their world, about themselves and empowers them to engage in healthy relationships and challenge harmful views of masculinity and femininity. Through a combination of positive role models and interactive educational sessions, Strength Club is a preventative education program designed to:
• Examine gender stereotypes and ideas about masculinity and femininity
• Develop life skills, healthy coping skills, communication skills and decision-making skills
• Empower youth to responsibly respond to violence
• Educate about sexual violence, how to prevent it and how to support victims
MOCSA produced an original series of videos, using local high school actors, that opens the door for discussions with teenagers about the issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and bullying. The real student situations in Lockers help teens understand the causes and effects of the choices they make, and that something seemingly harmless can have serious consequences.
Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for sexual violence curricula, Lockers includes five 10-minute video segments that are designed to be shown in a facilitated classroom or other type of group setting. The accompanying study guide expands on the topics, offering suggested discussion questions, activities, handouts, surveys, statistics, frequent asked questions, and more.
2012 INTERCOM Competition recipient: Silver Plaque, Educational – Youth Audience.
2012 Omni Award recipient: Bronze, Public Service.
Running Time: 51:54
Created by the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. Produced by Monkjack Productions. Directed by Anthony Ladesich of Mile Deep Films. Edited by Cara Myers of Vespera Films. Closed Captioned by T2 + Back Alley Films.
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Tip Sheets for Teens:
- Sexual Harassment: What is it?, Get Help
- Sexual Assault: Consent, Hospitals, Get Help
- Drug Facilitated Rape: Common Drugs
- Dating Violence: Dating Violence Wheel, The Cycle, Help a Friend, Get Help
- Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships: Your Rights, Boundaries
- Media Safety: Safety Tips, Get Help
- Responding to Disclosure
- Love is Respect.org: Chat live with a Peer Advocate
- Common Sense Media: Learn about internet and media safety
- MTV's A Thin Line: A campaign to stop digital abus
- That's Not Cool: A site with digital examples of, and resources for, teen dating abuse
You can help prevent child sexual abuse. Visit the Children's Trust Fund website for more information.