Teaching Consent to Young Children

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In an age of frequent assault allegations and abuse statistics, how do we raise children to understand, set, and respect personal boundaries? How can we take preemptive steps to protect children from abuse? Families and caregivers send daily messages about consent without realizing it, and we can help them be intentional with words and actions. We will discuss consent and developmentally appropriate practice, using breakout group discussion and role-play.

Teaching Empathy & Consent as Abuse Prevention

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We want to keep children not only from becoming victims but also from becoming the perpetrators. Consent conversations have to include empathy, for a holistic approach to preventing abuse and assault. Try hands-on methods for teaching young children about empathy and consent. Learn the science behind physical manifestations of emotions, and how to use those to empathize with others.


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​Articles featuring interviews with Lydia Bowers

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