Student Programs: A Conversation About Consent
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A Conversation About Consent
A one-hour interactive program for large groups or smaller workshops.
A Conversation About Consent is an advanced program on sexual communication. It is an interactive program, and Brett can facilitate it in large groups, or better, in a series of smaller workshops.
Men and women make enormous assumptions about consent, and often don’t get how it really works. This program challenges participants to work together to define and understand consent, to go beyond “No means No.”
It asks critical questions such as:
- Can men be raped? How?
- Does consent have an expiration date?
- Can consent be withdrawn? How?
- When must consent be given—before, during or after sexual contact?
- Are there different levels of sexual interaction to which consent must be specifically given?
- What are some comfortable strategies for finding out if someone is interested in sex?
- What are some indicators of a lack of clarity in a sexual situation?
- What are common assumptions men and women make about sex.
- How consent is like—and unlike—baseball.
- What is the difference between seduction and coercion?
The program is about an hour, give or take, and is non-threatening and inclusive. Students tend to find it engaging and a bit of a challenge to their current ideas about how consent works.
In addition to our student programs, The NCHERM Group offers a variety of risk management workshops which can accompany any student program.