consent & boundaries
Speak About It is a consent education and sexual assault prevention non-profit. They partner with high schools, colleges, and communities, and use theatre and dialogue to empower students to prevent sexual violence, build healthy relationships, and create positive change in their communities.
Blog post, 5 minute read
This blog post is written by the mother of an 18 year old boy and includes her list of what she wants him to know about relationships and sex.
Blog post, 5 minute read
Part of sexual violence prevention is making sure that your teen understand healthy relationships. This blog post provides helpful tips.
Blog post, 15 minute read
This blog post helps teens navigate consent. It can help parents model some ways to talk about consent and sex, and may be a helpful resource for you to read with your teen and discuss.
Nedra Tawwab is a licensed therapist and best-selling author. She helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her website includes resources to help.
This website offers resources for healthy relationships, setting boundaries, talking about consent, and more.
Video, 3 minutes
A short film about consent featuring students and alumni of Seattle Public Schools. Produced by Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center and Seattle Public Schools, directed and edited by Azure Savage.
The Body Is Not An Apology is an international movement committed to cultivating global radical self-love and bodily empowerment. We believe that discrimination, social inequality, and injustice are manifestations of our inability to make peace with the body, our own and others. Through information dissemination, personal and social transformation projects, and community building, The Body Is Not An Apology fosters global, radical, unapologetic self-love, which translates to radical human love and action in service toward a more just, equitable, and compassionate world.
Article, 5 minute read
In this global pandemic, adults must get over their squeamishness about young people’s sexuality and talk about how sex figures into campus life, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan contend.
Blog Post, 5 minute read
This blog post is about people who aren’t sexually active in college.
Video, 14 minutes
This talk offers another perspective on sexting and consent.
EducateUS: SIECUS In Action is building a movement of voters laser-focused on advancing progressive sex education policy and implementation across the country. They believe that comprehensive public sex education can change the world, and are mobilizing voters to do just that.
Speak About It, a consent education and sexual assault prevention non-profit, lists great resources for healthy sexuality education.
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for raising strong, connected young adults
SEXUAL HARASSMENT & WORK
This resource helps walk through facts about federal sexual harassment law and includes fact sheets, webinars, and information about current legislation.
Title IX mandates bare minimum legal standards that schools are required to meet. But a school can and should do more to prevent sexual and domestic violence, support survivors, and keep students safe. Know Your IX compiled these Policy Best Practices based on Title IX legal standards and the needs and experiences of students, activists, and survivors. Not all of these practices are required by law, but they are a great way to help you think through and assess a school’s efforts.
These resources are intended to help you determine if a specific university or college is in compliance with the Clery Act. The Clery Act is a federal law that includes a range of requirements for colleges and universities related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Support for Survivors
This website is intended to provide violence prevention-specific resources for youth in your life. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t include information about how to be supportive and respectful of a youth who has been harassed, assaulted, or experienced dating violence.
Here are some resources to help if you or someone you know needs them:
Friends & Family Resources to Support Survivors
Resources for how to engage respectfully and supportively if your loved one tells you they’ve been assaulted.
These resources are for young adults in high school or college who experience sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence. It is both helpful for individuals who need help, and is also full of helpful resources for people who want to change the culture on their campus.
Warning Signs for College-Age Adults
Article, 3-minute read
This link helps people understand potential warning sexual assault signs in college-aged adults.