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.

Awareness presentations are single sessions effective in increasing knowledge and awareness in the following topics click here.

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 Engagement
          • High School: Consent in Relationships, Sexual Assault, and Gender & Violence      

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

Strength Clubs: 
Strength Club for Boys is MOCSA's multi-faceted program offering a proven model and a vital next step for engaging and re-educating young men toward the crucial goal of reducing levels of violence (against men and women) long-term. The programs aims to mobilize young men to find and use their strength for creating a culture free from violence, especially men's violence against women. Strength Clubs provide a safe, structured and supportive space to connect with male peers through exploring masculinity and male strength. Exposing young men to healthier, non-violent models and visions of manhood, Strength Clubs challenge members to develop their own definitions of masculinity and to translate their learning into community leadership, progressive action and social change.

Strength Club for Girls uses the same basic model as the program for boys, and focuses on topics of Gender Stereotypes, Body Image, Violence Against Women, Healthy Relationships, Consent, Bystander Intervention and Communication Methods. Like the clubs for boys, sessions take place one hour a week for a course of eight weeks.

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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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