Educational Programming for Schools
Community Education & Professional Training
Are you a teacher or school administrator interested in youth education programs for students?
Are you a parent, caregiver, or family member interested in learning about child sexual abuse prevention?
Are you a community member interested in learning more about violence prevention?
Are you an event organizer or member of a professional organization interested in a presentation from MOCSA?
Would you like a survivor from our Speakers Bureau to share at an upcoming event? A personal story is one of the most powerful tools for change. Please email us for more information.
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Education in Schools
Elementary Education: Project Aware
Project Aware is MOCSA’s sexual abuse prevention education program for children in pre-k through 5th grade, as well as their parents and teachers. Project Aware educates students about body safety in an age-appropriate manner, and teaches adults about their role in preventing child sexual abuse. This program is available to schools in Missouri and is offered in English and Spanish.
Middle and 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 change. Our free-of-charge presentations are available in both English and Spanish.
Advanced Professional Training
Training for advocates, counselors, law enforcement and other professionals is available to fit the needs of your group. Topics may include:
- Introduction to Title IX
- Advanced Sexual Assault Dynamics
- Trauma Informed Response
- Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment
SAFE Training for Bars and Restaurants
The program focuses on training bar and restaurant staff to recognize potentially harmful situations and give them the tools to intervene effectively to prevent sexual violence and support survivors.
MOCSA’s SAFE (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Training is modeled after similar programs, such as Ask for Angela in Lincolnshire, England and the Safe Bar Alliance in Lawrence, KS. Communities around the world agree that prevention is possible and that partnering with bars and restaurants generates new energy and allies who are eager to prevent sexual violence.
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Community Education & Outreach
MOCSA offers community education programs to increase public awareness about sexual violence, prevention, and resources. Presentations are available for adults and community groups including civic, religious, and professional organizations. Topics include:
- Stewards of Children (Child Sexual Abuse) – teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
- Sexual Assault – learn the definitions, myths and facts, the laws of consent for Kansas and Missouri, and how to support survivors.
- Bystander Engagement & Responding to Victims – learn about the important power of bystanders in situations including child sexual abuse, drug facilitated rape, and intimate partner sexual violence.
Through our community coalitions around the metro, MOCSA and our partners are addressing violence at its root. By working together with other organizations, neighborhood residents, city and county agencies, schools and faith communities, we can prevent sexual violence before it happens by connecting neighbors, changing policies, and making our communities more equitable. Learn more about these programs.
At MOCSA, we are committed to our services and information being accessible. We will do our best to make sure accommodations meet your needs. Spoken and signed language interpretation can be arranged. Printed materials can be provided in multiple formats, such as large print, Braille and electronic.