Youth Education

Middle & High School Education
Sexual violence is an issue that youth in all communities face regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background. MOCSA presenters reach more than 30 school districts across the metropolitan area, on both sides of the state line. Our youth educators communicate this challenging subject in a manner that is engaging, informative, and realistic.  MOCSA presentations utilize a variety of teaching methodologies, including group discussion, lecture, question and answer sessions, and activities designed to enhance learning and behavior change. Our cost free presentations are available in English and Spanish.

Prevention presentations are single sessions effective in increasing knowledge, discussion, and awareness in the following topics. For further description, click here.

          • Healthy Relationships

          • Sexual Harassment

          • Sexual Assault

          • Drug Facilitated Rape

          • Dating Violence

          • Gender Stereotypes

          • Media Safety

          • Consent in Relationships

          • Bystander Intervention

          • Commercial Sexual Exploitation 

          • Strength Clubs for Boys or Girls

Teen Exchange is a multi-session sexual violence prevention program that encompasses the previously listed topics. The curriculum focuses on identifying and developing healthy relationships and preventing sexual violence.

An abbreviated Teen Exchange is available in a "Pick Three" format.  MOCSA educators suggest the following combinations.

          • Middle School: Healthy Relationships, Sexual Harassment, and Bystander Intervention
          • High School: Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Gender Stereotypes       

To learn more and/or request a presentation, email youthed@mocsa.org or call 816.931.4527 and ask for the Coordinator of Education and Outreach Services.

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Lockers: A Teen Relationship Series opens the door for discussions with teenagers about the issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and bullying. The real students and situations in Lockers help teens understand the causes and effects of the choices they make, and that something seemingly harmless can have serious consequences.

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for sexual violence prevention curricula, Lockers includes five, ten minute video segments that are designed to be shown in a facilitated classroom or other type of group setting.  The accompanying study guide expands on the topics, offering suggested discussion questions, activities, handouts, surveys, statistics, frequently asked questions, and much more.

Video Librarian states; “Nicely produced and sure to spur discussion about difficult topics, this is recommended.”

2012 INTERCOM Competition recipient: Silver Plaque, Educational - Youth Audience.

2012 Omni Award recipient: Bronze, Public Service

To purchase click here or email lockers@mocsa.org. 

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         • Sexual Harassment: What is it?Get Help
         • Sexual Assault: Consent, Hospitals, Get Help
         • Drug Facilitated Rape: Common Drugs
         • Dating Violence: Dating Violence Wheel, The Cycle, Help a Friend, Get Help
         • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships: Your Rights, Boundaries
         • Media Safety: Safety Tips, Get Help
 
Tip Sheets for Adults:  

         • Responding to Disclosure 

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