Consent, Rape, Harassment Workshop
The importance of consent in close relationships cannot be underestimated. Understanding what constitutes consent, rape, sexual abuse and harassment is an important factor in helping young people to successfully handle their close relationships with less risk of being harmed or harming others.
A 2020 Dreams Consent Workshop will assist teenagers and young people in defining these terms while challenging the myths which allow sexual abuse, harassment and rape to occur.
Defining Consent, Rape, Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Understanding issues around consent and sexual abuse are not helped by the conflicting definitions with common understandings, legal definitions and myths often at odds with one another.
A 2020 Dreams Consent Workshop will discuss common terms associated with consent such as what constitutes rape and sexual abuse and how harassment includes behaviours such as unwanted kissing, groping, flashing, stalking and sexually explicit comments.
We will also cover how the law defines and deals with rape, sexual assault and harassment and how sexual crimes may be underreported due to stigma and a culture of victim blaming.
Challenging Myths About Consent
There are many stubborn myths which place young people in danger of being sexually abused or engaging in sexually abusive behaviour. Although many people imagine a rapist to be a stranger lurking in an alleyway, the facts are that around 88 per cent of rapes are perpetrated by those known to the victim. By highlighting this statistic, a 2020 Dreams Consent Workshop will help young people to enjoy themselves socially while remaining vigilant for the signs of trouble.
Participants in a 2020 Dreams Consent Workshop will learn that there is no such thing as a stereotypical abuser or victim and that sexual assault can happen to and be perpetrated by people of any age, gender, social class, sexual orientation, race, cultural background, faith, ability and physical size, shape and appearance.
Other myths that will be challenged in a 2020 Dreams Consent Workshop include the belief that wearing revealing clothes implies consent, that silence and refusal to say ‘no’ is the same as saying ‘yes’ and that permission to engage in some intimate behaviour means agreement to everything. The role of alcohol and drugs in many cases of rape, sexual assault and harassment will also be explored.
What Happens in a 2020 Dreams Consent Workshop?
A 2020 Dreams Consent, Rape and Harassment Workshop uses proven techniques for engaging with young people in a safe, supportive environment while challenging them to think seriously about the issues involved.
Sensitively designed role play scenarios provide a context in which young people can start to think about the relationship situations which they may face. It also allows them to consider and discuss the feelings of those involved.
Our experienced, DBS-checked workshop facilitators will also manage open forum discussions to encourage participants to ask questions, relate experiences and develop their own solutions for staying safe and respecting boundaries.
As one of the top PSHE workshop providers in the country, we are able to customise our workshops to fit different age groups, cultural backgrounds and specific curriculum requirements. We will run workshops anywhere in the UK in schools, PRUs, Young Offenders’ Institutes and other institutions responsible for educating and protecting young people.
Our workshops are all fully risk-assessed and our priority is ensuring participants are made to feel comfortable and not exposed to distressing content. The actual content will vary depending on the age range of the group and other factors.
To book a 2020 Dreams Consent, Rape and Harassment Workshop or one of our other Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) workshops please call us on on 0800 471 4983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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