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Working with youth and adults in schools, community organizations, and alternative environments, Project Respect has developed a broad and interactive curriculum to engage participants in exploring the root causes of violence. The workshops are intended to create space for participants to learn from their own experiences, and develop the knowledge and language to express their sexual values and boundaries, and to promote a culture based on respect.
- Respect Workshops for schools, community organizations, youth groups, and others.
- Pro-D Workshops for teachers and administrators seeking to gain skills in addressing gender stereotypes and heteronormativity in their classroom/work environments.
- Specialized Workshops in areas such as peer helping, empowerment, media, and others on request.
- Young Men's Groups to engage with all male groups and open up dialogue around issues of masculinity and sexualized violence.
- Rhizome Youth Social Action Projects which are longer-term, social action based engagements with a group of youth who are supported in becoming leaders in violence prevention initiatives amongst their peers.
For more information on any of these programs or to discuss specific needs or requests, please contact the Project Respect office at: (250) 383-5545, ext. 152 or e-mail: email@example.com
Respect Workshops: Project Respect offers a series of two-part workshops for youth 14-19. The workshop, led by a team of male and female facilitators, educates youth about what sexualized violence is and challenges them to think critically about messages they receive from the media and their peers about sexuality and violence.
Using fun games, discussion, and other tools youth learn how to identify and communicate sexual boundaries, learn why asking for consent and challenging gender stereotypes is important. Whether young people are sexually active or abstinent, this program empowers participants to set their own limits.
The workshops are designed to be delivered to youth in a classroom or community setting on consecutive days or weeks, but the program can be adapted to meet specific group needs. Please contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pro-D Workshops: This youth-adult co-facilitated workshop was designed by Project Respect's Youth Social Action Team, Rhizome. Throughout this workshop, teachers will be encouraged to explore how they can use their position of power within schools to create environments that are safer for all students and coworkers to live, learn, and thrive.
Specialized Workshops: In addition to the Respect Workshops that focus on gender, sexualized violence, consent, and positive sexuality, Project Respect offers one to three-session interactive workshops in other areas, by request. The workshops are intended for youth aged 14-19 and, in the past, have addressed topics such as peer helping and leadership, media literacy, empowerment, and social action. Some workshops have also been facilitated for young adults, youth workers, community volunteers, and others in the helping profession.
The workshop are led by a co-ed team and maintain their focus on preventing sexualized violence. The facilitators use interactive modules, role plays, and other tools to help students to learn about the various aspects involved in the prevention of sexualized violence. It is recommended that the group have a grasp of the themes discussed in the regular Respect Workshops before participating in select specialized workshops.
Contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or email@example.com for more information about the types of workshops, scheduling, and costs.
Young Men's Group: The Young Men’s Group (YMG) is a 4 to 6-session program delivered by Project Respect and facilitated by two male educators. The YMG aims to engage young men, opening up dialogue about their struggles with traditional masculinity and the issue of sexualized violence. The group consists of all male participants and facilitators, which allows for a safe and comfortable environment, giving men the opportunity to speak on these issues with young adult male mentors.
Working with men as allies, providing education around the role that gender socialization plays, and fostering accountability in men are integral parts of the work of Project Respect and of the YMG. These workshops are flexible depending on the need of the group and the availability of the young men. Project Respect also welcomes partnerships and co-faciltation opportunities with other organizations and male educators. Please contact the Project Respect office at (250) 383-5545 (ext. 152) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.