Pre-K & Elementary School:
PCAVT: Care for Kids (Grades Pre-K – 2nd)**:
The Care for Kids curriculum, designed for children ages 3-8 includes developmentally appropriate activities/messages that enhance development of children’s self-esteem, respect for self and others, rewarding human relationships and the avoidance of sexual coercion. This program is a 6-12 session program.
PCAVT: We Care Elementary (Grades 3rd-6th)**:
A curriculum for students in grades 3 to 6. Each grade level includes 6 lessons that focus on various topics related to healthy relationships. Topics include feelings, communication, recognizing boundaries, asking for permission and being a bystander.
PCAVT: The Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens™ (SAFE-T) (Grades 7th & 8th)**:
A curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students, SAFE-T includes 10 lessons in each grade with a focus on skills-building related to healthy relationships. The curriculum can be shortened to seven lessons.
One Love Foundation: Couplets (Grades 6th-8th):
The One Love Foundation’s Couplet curriculum uses short (10-20 second) videos to showcase example of healthy and unhealthy relationship characteristics. The curriculum covers intensity, put-downs, anger, disrespect, guilt, control, obsession and isolation. The videos are accompanied by a lively class discussion and activities. The core learn goals of this program is self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Can be completed in one to eight class sessions.
Sexual Harassment, Boundaries and Consent Workshops & Presentations:
MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Education team can compile curriculum centered around sexual harassment: the effects, what it looks like, flirting vs. harassment, the legal ramifications, provide tools and resources; boundaries: how to recognize them, what to do if they’ve been crossed or if you’ve crossed someone else’s boundaries and how to start conversations around boundaries. The Look, Listen and Check-in tool is also provided to students; consent: active vs. passive, affirmative, how to know if there is or is not consent in situations and how to get help when consent was not given.
We can also cover sexting and sending nude photos and what it can do socially and emotionally to someone, as well as the legal ramifications for minors, while creating a safe space for students to ask questions and get help if needed.
Teen Relationship Violence Workshops & Presentations (Grades 9-12)
MCVP can tailor programming around healthy relationship building by introducing early warning signs of abusive behavior, exploring the impact of gender roles and stereotypes on relationships and familiarizing students with local and national resources. We also cover sexual assault awareness and risk reduction along with sexting and sending nude photos and what it can do socially and emotionally to someone, as well as the legal ramifications for minors, while creating a safe space for students to ask questions and get help if needed.
One Love Foundation (Grades 9-12):
- Because I Love You
- “Because I Love You” is one example of a phrase that can take on a different meaning and be used for mental manipulation in unhealthy and abusive relationships. One Love’s Because I Love You program is a video pairing “Because I Love You” and “Because I Love You – Double Whiskey” that takes viewers through the subtleties of early warning signs to more apparent unhealthy behaviors. Both videos are paired with follow along guides and a lively discussion after both videos. This program can be completed in one-two class sessions.
- Escalation Workshop (Grades 11-12 & College)
- MCVP’s prevention team members are trained One Love Escalation Workshop facilitators. The Escalation Workshop consists of a 40 minute video, discussion and activation piece. The video follows a young, college couple’s relationship. Along the relationship viewers see subtle and dangerous warning signs that a healthy relationship is turning unhealthy and abusive. The mission of this workshop is to provide young people with the tools to recognize the warning signs of relationship abuses, remembering that emotional abuse if a major issue that is often overlooked and not acknowledged. This workshop also goes over bystander intervention and resources.
- Behind the Post
- “Behind the Post” is a short 7 minute video that follows a young couple’s relationship both through social media and “behind the post”. It engages viewers to discuss reality versus social media and how to recognize warning signs that what someone may be seeing online is actually unhealthy and abusive. It also covers the pressure young people feel to be #relationshipgoals and showcase the “perfect” relationship. This workshop can be completed in one class session.
In Their Shoes (Grades 9-12):
This program follows the true stories of six teenagers experiences with unhealthy and abusive relationship in an interactive format. The students are given story cards and follow their persons story from station to station. At each station students are able to make a decision based on the information provided that will either have positive or negative outcomes. Along the way, they see firsthand where things either go wrong or right for the teenagers. This program covers unhealthy relationships, abusive relationships, stalking, racism, sexual coercion, murder/suicide and LGBQ+ specific relationship abuse. This program can be completed in one class period. Due to the nature of this lesson, we recommend not doubling classes — this helps keep the flow of the room and discussion focused.
Our educators are happy to explore support group facilitation within your school based on the needs of the students.
One Love Foundation: Escalation Workshop:
MCVP’s prevention team members are trained One Love Escalation Workshop facilitators. The Escalation Workshop consists of a 40 minute video, discussion and activation piece. The video follows a young, college couple’s relationship. Along the relationship viewers see subtle and dangerous warning signs that a healthy relationship is turning unhealthy and abusive. The mission of this workshop is to provide young people with the tools to recognize the warning signs of relationship abuses, remembering that emotional abuse if a major issue that is often overlooked and not acknowledged. This workshop also goes over bystander intervention and resources.
At the college level, we can either facilitate a workshop or be a support for trained students and staff.
Screenings & Discussions:
Resilience: A one-hour long documentary, followed by a discussion that covers the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) including: toxic stress, public health related illnesses, preventive measures and resiliency. This film is a great option for psychology, sociology, education and health related courses.
Paper Tigers: An hour and 40 minute documentary that’s set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?
In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood.
Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.
This film is excellent for psychology, sociology, education and health related courses.
(Copyright: KPJR Films)
The Hunting Ground:
From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.
Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.
(Copyright: The Hunting Ground Film)
Support with on-campus Clothes Line Project facilitation, Vagina Monologues, Take Back the Night, No Zebras No Excuses and the Red Zone Project.
Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT):
The Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development training is designed to help adults better understand the sexual development of children and learn how to respond to children’s sexuality in ways that promote healthy development. This is a two-hour workshop.