Jump to: Middle & High School Programming, Adult/Staff Programming, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programming
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to present the following educational opportunities for your students, staff, organization, or group. Programs can be provided in person as well as on multiple virtual platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, GoTo, and more.
Please feel free to connect with Sharon Kidd, Director of Education and Outreach at SharonK@Clevelandrcc.org for additional details or to develop custom programming for your group. Thank you for your support in our vision to create a world free from sexual violence.
All programs can be provided virtually or in person.
Middle & High School Programming
Includes three 1-hour sessions designed to educate middle and high school students on how to become catalysts for change, and how to make a healthier, safer and better community in all their spheres of influence.
- Bystander Intervention: Students will learn strategies to safely intervene when they notice unsafe situations.
- Healthy Relationships: Students will be able to identify warning signs and risks of an unhealthy relationship and set goals for their own relationships.
- Consent, Coercion and Assault: Students will have a facilitated, in-depth conversation about consent: what it actually is and that without it, actions could be considered coercive or abusive.
Flirting vs Sexual Harassment
Students will explore the idea of impact vs. intent to understand the impact of their actions on others. We will discuss how we can build a community that is free from sexual violence.
This workshop engages girls in conversations about societal beauty standards and how to surmount them by finding new ways to embrace their own beauty. We will explore how media, pop culture and real-world situations influence perception of beauty and challenge students to redefine beauty on their own terms.
We will define human trafficking and discuss red flags, risk factors, and what to do if you identify a trafficker or a victim/survivor of trafficking. This workshop will help students know how to connect with local and national resources that support victims.
Dealing with Rejection
Getting rejected is tough, but there are skills we can use to help us handle rejection with grace in the moment. We will also discuss how to allow ourselves to feel the emotions that come with being rejected after the moment has passed.
Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship
Students will discuss how we can make safe and responsible decisions when it comes to social media use. We will also define digital citizenship and discuss issues including cyberbullying.
Exploring Gender and Gender Roles
Society’s gender stereotypes are limiting for everyone. During this workshop, we aim for students to understand that they can express themselves fully, even if something they like, do, or feel does not fall within society’s expectations. We will explore the idea of double standards for men and women, and use modern examples to show people breaking gender stereotypes, such as Mulan and Merida from Brave.
BLAB IT: Responding to Disclosures
Responding to disclosures can be difficult. This workshop focuses on fielding disclosures from both adults and minors in a trauma informed and responsible way.
Introduction to Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Understand CRCC’s resources and services to survivors including our newly available remote therapeutic and advocacy services, still provided at no cost to survivors and their loved ones.
3-Part Series: Catalyst for Change
- Sexual Violence 101: An exploration into the spectrum of sexual violence and the role victim blaming plays in perpetuating this issue in our communities. We will examine trauma, who is impacted by acts of sexual violence, and discuss simple actions steps we can take to affect change.
- Consent, Coercion, and Boundaries: We will move the conversation past defining consent, and discuss the differences between consent and coercion. We will discuss ways we can both give and get affirmative consent, identify and communicate healthy boundaries, and improve communication between partners.
- Bystander Intervention: Learn to intervene safely in a variety of situations. We will discuss ways community members can utilize the socio-ecological model, overcome various barriers to action, and provide ways to get involved in freeing the world of sexual violence.
Human Trafficking 101
This training features information about the signs and indicators of human trafficking, who is impacted in Ohio, and how you can help make a difference.
Trauma & The Brain
Introduction to trauma and its biological, physical, and emotional impacts on the lives of survivors. We’ll discuss how trauma-informed care can promote healing and prevention.
Self-Care Workshop (Or Series)
Self-care is more than massages – it’s a skillset and mentality of “filling our own cup” on a daily basis. In our self-care workshop, we break down how trauma impacts us personally, professionally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and psychologically. We share what self-care practices work for us, and discuss our challenges and solutions as a group. This series can be catered to fit anywhere from one to four sessions with the same group.
Psychoeducational 4-Part Series
This series focuses on raising awareness of trauma’s impact on our lives, and identifying how CRCC services and other resources can support our self-care. In four sessions, expect to cover trauma and trauma-informed care, self-care and coping skills, self-regulation and emotional health, and boundaries and support systems. Most useful for regularly-meeting groups with clinician present (example: SUD IOP groups).
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programming
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to present the following educational opportunities from Darkness to Light.
Stewards of Children®
Learn to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Participants will learn the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children™. 2 CEUs available for social workers, counselors, nurses, dental hygienists, and dentists. Ohio approved. $10 per participant.
Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse
Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children. It creates a protective bond, increases confidence, and instills knowledge that makes children and teens much less vulnerable.
Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations
Learn how to be an active bystander in child sexual abuse prevention and response. You will receive examples of boundary violations and inappropriate behaviors and how you can make spontaneous and planned interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) or Child Sex Trafficking is any sexual activity involving a child for which something of value is given or promised. This course will teach you why preventing sexual abuse is important to reducing the risk of sexual exploitation.
Healthy Touch for Children
Knowing about child sexual abuse makes us more mindful of how we interact with children. Healthy affection and touch is protective from child sexual abuse especially with parents, caregivers, and family members. Learn guidelines for healthy touch and safe and respectful ways to interact with children.
Don’t see what you’re looking for?
Let us know, and we are happy to tailor our program to meet your needs. Contact Sharon Kidd, Director of Education and Outreach at Sharonk@clevelandrcc.org to ask questions or create custom programming.