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The SARP Center’s Education Team is available to give presentations regarding the dynamics of sexual assault, prevention techniques, and community resources to schools, service clubs, businesses, and community groups.
Interactive classroom presentations are designed for grades 7 through college. Presentations define sexual assault, discuss myths, and give prevention information and resources. Other discussion topics include, but are not limited to sexual harassment, drug facilitated sexual assault, assertiveness skills and safety tips.
Comments from Teachers and Students
San Luis Obispo County Teachers
- “I have arranged to have the SARP Center present to my 8th grade students for the past 15 years. Their information has always been a valued part of my curriculum. I recommend their presentations to any middle school aged students and above.” — Doug Morrow, Laguna Middle School
- “SARP staffs’ ability to both relate to and challenge students has greatly enhanced learning in my Human Sexuality Classes.” – Melinda Jones, Cuesta College
- “The students and faculty of Juvenile Hall have benefited from these poignant presentations and we would not hesitate to recommend them to others.” – Kathy Teufel, SLO Juvenile Court School
San Luis Obispo County Students
- “This topic is not easy to talk about but you did a great job helping us understand what sexual assault is really about.”
- “If something ever happened to me, I would be comfortable coming to you.”
- “Thank you for keeping me safe and telling me how to reach you.”
- “I like how you come to all types of schools & talk about a topic that is considered taboo.”
To protect, inform, and empower young people by educating them about the realities of sexual assault
To prevent sexual violence by raising awareness, promoting discussion, and changing attitudes
MyStrength and Stand Strong Clubs
The Purpose of the MyStrength and Stand Strong Clubs are designed to:
- Provide a safe, supportive environment so young men can connect with each other and explore positive examples of masculinity and male strength.
- Understand how traditional masculinity can contribute to violence, gender inequality, and unhealthy relationships so we can rise above them.
- Inspire with examples of healthy and strong role models of what it is to be a real man today.
- Encourage leaders to promote gender equality and prevent men’s violence among their friends and in their community.
Her Power and Self Defense Workshops in Schools
The Her Power Club is a gender specific club that empowers young women to be healthy, confident and happy. Girls will discuss important issues including peer pressure, healthy relationships, communication, body image, bullying, and conflict resolution. The club meetings are hands on, and girls will learn active skills for reducing stress, expressing feelings and being assertive. Activities are diverse and range from art projects, to yoga and journal writing.
- Self Defense Instructors provide workshops to Middle and High School P.E. classes (girls only)
- Students learn awareness, assertiveness, and physical techniques
- 2-3 class periods are needed for Self Defense Workshops
- Alternative presentations are available to all male classes
Scheduling a Presentation
To schedule a presentation in your classroom, contact the SARP Center at (805) 545-8888 or email@example.com.
Please schedule presentations at least two weeks in advance.
Funding comes from Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), administered by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Additional funding for Her Power and MyStrength is generously provided by the United Way Community Impact Fund, the Central Coast Funds for Children, and the Masons of San Luis Obispo.
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