Multi-session Workshops

Multi-session workshops are available, at no cost, to schools and programs that work with high school aged students. Each session of the workshop is designed to be facilitated in a typical 45-55 minute class period. Some can be extended, or combined, to accommodate 80-90 minute block schedules. Each can be implemented with small groups (10-25), though a few can be scaled for larger groups (25-200). Most workshops require a projector, speakers, and WiFi.

If you are a non-profit or other youth organization that is interested in bringing CAASE to train your staff on facilitation of our curriculum, please see: Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation – For Professionals. *This requires a two-day training commitment and cost will be determined prior to creation of contract.

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Exploitation – Mixed Gender Audience:

This program engages young people between the ages of 14 and 18 in reducing and eliminating sexual harm and exploitation from their communities. During the five 45-minute sessions, participants will have a safe environment in which to discuss healthy relationships, violence prevention, and both social and personal responsibility. By the program’s conclusion, students will be able to describe some of the societal factors contributing to gendered violence, explain enthusiastic consent, demonstrate empathy for individuals with lived experience of sexual harm, and act as allies by identifying practical ways to end sexual harm. This is facilitated with mixed-gender (co-ed) audiences.

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Exploitation – Gender Separated Audience:

This program is the same as our “Empowering Youth to End Sexual Exploitation” workshop; however, the participants are split into male-only and female-only groups. Each session is facilitated with the students separated by sex. It is five sessions.

Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation – Men Only:

This program engages young men between the ages of 14 and 18 in reducing and eliminating sexual violence, exploitation, and trafficking. During the five 45-minute sessions, participants will have a safe environment in which to discuss healthy relationships, violence prevention, and both social and personal responsibility. By the program’s conclusion, students will be able to explain sexual exploitation as a form of violence against women, discuss social perceptions of masculinity as created by peers and the media, and act as allies against sexual exploitation and trafficking by identifying practical ways to end sexual harm.

Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation – For Professionals:

This two-day workshop is designed to train professionals in the industry on our Engaging Young Men in Ending Sexual Exploitation curriculum. CAASE will provide an effective and comprehensive training on the facilitation of our curriculum to equip facilitators with the knowledge necessary to implement prevention education in their organization. Professionals will receive training on the foundations of trafficking, and supply and demand, as well as training on the five-session Engaging Young Men curriculum.

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Single-session Workshops

Below is a list of single-session workshops available for free for schools and programs that work with high school aged students. Each of the workshops is designed to be facilitated in a typical 45-55 minute class period. Some can be extended, or combined, to accommodate 80-90 minute block schedules. Each can be implemented with small groups (10-25), though a few can be scaled for larger groups (25-200). Most workshops require a projector, speakers, and WiFi.

Consent – An Introduction:

This workshop explores consent and equips students to identify what it looks like. It goes beyond “no means no” and addresses the notion that consent is often contextual but never flexible. Students will learn how to navigate a variety of situations and leave knowing that “only yes means yes.”

Consent – Continuing the Conversation:

This workshop provides students an opportunity to develop the skills to express sexual boundaries and desires.  Through scripted and semi-scripted roleplay, students will be able to practice speaking aloud their wishes to a partner. 

Engaging Men in Preventing Rape:

This workshop is gear toward young men, but is open to people of all genders. Students will learn how to identify rape culture, and to dispel myths about rapeThis workshop examines the ways that the actions of perpetrators are often allowed to escalate because bystanders permit their behavior. This is a presentation best done in a male-only space, though is open to people of all genders.

Healthy Relationships:

This workshop will provide students with the opportunity to examine the elements of a healthy relationship. Students will use “The Quiz” to evaluate their ideas of healthy and unhealthy relationships and then dialogue with their classmates. The workshop does not define healthy relationships for students, but rather helps them to define them for themselves. 

Masculinity:

This workshop examines the social constructs of masculinity, and provides students with a safe environment in which to explore the often contradictory messages culture provides about “being a man.” This is a presentation best done in a male-only space, though is open to people of all genders.

Media Awareness:

What does sex really sell? This workshop provides an opportunity for students to examine a variety of media—advertising, music, TV, etc.—and critically discuss hidden messages that promote sexism and gender inequality. This presentation can be done in single-gender or co-ed classrooms.

Sexual Harassment:

This workshop looks at the differences in flirting and sexual harassment, and helps students understand the importance of respecting how their communications are received by others. For example, while one person might interpret a comment as flirting, another might interpret it as harassment. Students will have the opportunity to explore the differences through guided role-play.

Sex Trafficking 101:

This workshop provides students with a broad overview of sex trafficking, both domestically and internationally. It can be presented as a PowerPoint presentation or, if a class is smaller, as a Jeopardy-style trivia game. This can be done in single-gender or co-ed classrooms.

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