Consent Event: How to Have The Simple Consent Conversation

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Why is it so hard to ask for consent? It’s just an honest conversation – a conversation that most college students are too afraid or uncomfortable to have.   Students are not afraid of hearing YES.  It’s the fear of NO.  Rejection paralyzes students with fear.  That’s where  New York Times bestselling author, Harlan Cohen, steps in.  Harlan delivers a powerful message that helps college students become experts at receiving, giving, hearing, speaking, and respecting NO.

Harlan helps students engage in candid Speaking-Pic-Harlan-Student-b-225conversations while navigating dating, relationships, and consent. Harlan uses facts, stats, stories, and live audience interaction to explain and expose why dating, relationships, and consent is so difficult in college (audience members interact with Harlan via text messaging).  He offers a simple step-by-step approach that can be practiced by everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, and religion. Harlan also highlights people, places, and resources services to help support survivors. Attendees will leave empowered, informed, and ready to safely navigate dating, relationships, and consent in college.  Learning objectives include clear communication, mutual respect, setting boundaries, respecting boundaries, embracing diversity, identifying support services, and asking for consent.

some heart-shaped blackboards with different words written on thThis high-impact and powerful event can be included as part of your Title IX education. Harlan addresses consent, domestic violence/dating violence, sexual assault, bystander intervention, impaired decision making, and healthy relationships. He speaks to all populations including Greeks, athletes, first year students, peer educators, leaders, residence life staff, LGTBQ communities, and women’s centers. Learning objectives include clear communication, mutual respect, setting boundaries, embracing diversity, identifying support, and asking for consent.

Getting-Naked-Book-Cover-200px-borderTOPICS: Consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, dating, hooking up, consent, alcohol use, sex, no sex, sexual assault, diversity, body image, mental health, respect, trust, self-esteem, and general advice.

AUDIENCE: College students, high school students, athletes, residence life staff, Greeks, professional staff, leaders, and anyone working with college students.

LENGTH: 60-90 minutes

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