To prioritize the health and safety of prevention participants and our staff, The Blue Bench is currently limiting its offerings to a virtual version of our high school program, Uniting in Action: Creating a Culture to Prevent Sexual Violence. Please take a moment to fill out this form and tell us about your interest in our programming. We will be in touch soon!
About Us/About the Issue
The Blue Bench can provide speakers to discuss our role as a service provider in the Denver metro community including an overview of services, prevention work and advocacy. We can also provide an overview of the topic of sexual violence.
This curriculum is designed to empower participants with knowledge, tools and strategies for talking about sexual assault with young children and intervening when they recognize warning signs. Through a discussion of the dynamics of child sexual abuse, participants will gain knowledge about proactive steps they can take to help keep children safe. This program is customized to meet the needs of each audience.
Safety and Empowerment Skills classes are 3-6 hours and offered to female-identified teens and adults 13 years and older. This curriculum offers a safe space for participants to learn and practice verbal and physical assertiveness and self-protection skills. The curriculum is based on a toolbox approach – adding tools to participant skills for dealing with situations ranging from sexual harassment to life-threatening situations. These classes can be held for a private group by request and/or are offered to the community (open classes) throughout the year at varying locations around metro Denver.
Many times, learning about the society wide myths and facts surrounding sexual assault can act as a front line and best defense for preventing sexual assault. To help equip adults and students alike, The Blue Bench offers programs that enable them to comfortably and efficiently talk about sexual assault with their family and friends, their neighbors and within their communities. Knowledge is Power: Sexual Assault Awareness includes an introduction to the myths and facts of sexual assault as well as information about what sexual assault is and the services available to assist survivors of an assault.