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Middle School

Thank you for your interest in The Blue Bench's prevention programs! If you would like to schedule a program, please fill out our program request form.

  • Let's Talk About It is an in-depth, five hour prevention program that is typically presented for an hour a day for five days in a row for middle school aged youth, and can be adapted to fit schedule requirements. This curriculum focuses on healthy relationships, boundaries and skill-building to become an active bystander. Trained facilitators lead participants in discussion and activities designed to make the content relevant to their own lives and empower students to be a part of changing social norms through prosocial bystander behavior.

For Educators

If you are an educator looking for more information about your role in prevention and education for your students, The Blue Bench can provide customized information on the following topics:

  • Supporting survivors and responding to disclosures of sexual assault
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Keeping Kids Safe

    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. Participants will be able to:

    1.  Describe legal definitions of sexual assault, child sexual abuse and unlawful sexual contact
    2. Identify red flags of perpetrator behavior and warning signs that a child may be experiencing sexual abuse
    3. Describe age-appropriate strategies for talking to kids about sexual violence
    4. Describe steps parents/adults can take to help prevent sexual abuse
    5. Describe how to respond to a disclosure of sexual abuse
    6. Describe resources in the community for survivors and their families
       

    Keeping Kids Safe is a 1-2 hour education program for elementary students’ parents, teachers, and other adult caregivers.

  • Knowledge is Power: Sexual Assault Awareness

    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. Through this curriculum, students will:

    1. Learn the primary services The Blue Bench provides to the Denver metro community
    2. Understand how they can support people in their lives who have experienced sexual assault.
    3. Understand the reality behind some common myths about sexual assault.

    Knowledge is Power is a 1-2 hour Education program presented in the community and in school settings.


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