I’ve written several posts about consent, no means no and yes means yes, and how to talk with kids and young adults about these concepts. Below I’m sharing a great … Continue reading →
In January, a man was found sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster near a frat house. Stopped and detained by two Swedish international graduate students until the police … Continue reading →
Teaching our children and adolescents to be thoughtful about consent and mutuality in all of their physical relationships can only provide them with effective skills for sexual behaviors later in life. We want kids to know how to ask for consent and how to give or withhold consent in a clear way.
Last week I taught a series of classes on Helping Children Thrive at ACU’s Summit. As we talked about thriving, we moved into a conversation about sexual self-efficacy. When someone … Continue reading →
We must begin talking about the concept of consent. We need to be sure that adolescents understand what consent means, in which situations one can never assume consent, and how to seek help when they or someone else is having their right to consent violated. It’s up to adults to be sure that every child is taught that there are no “blurred lines.” No means no, and when someone is incapacitated for any reason, they cannot give consent. That’s all there is to it.