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I Can Say No

Our third healthy relationship statement, I can say no, sounds simple, but it can be complicated. The students we encounter sometimes don’t realize that they have the right to say no to anything that feels uncomfortable to them. Adults sometimes think immediately about sex when hearing this statement, and while that’s completely valid, we at […]



Why We Teach Consent in Middle School

As an educator, I believe learning about consent is as essential to one’s education as Math, Science, or English. By teaching consent, we can prevent the violence and abuse we see in our office at Domestic and Sexual Violence Services every day. The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men […]