Education and prevention work must be multi-faceted. By understanding the culture, we meet our audience where they are and bring them slowly and deliberately to a place of accountability and care for others. We offer these workshops to engage students to examine their social lives in ways they haven’t before. We can also design a workshop for you on any social subject of interest.
This is a program to answer any and all question about sex and sexual health by a panel of Sexperts. The lights will be low and the room set to glow in neon. Most questions will be submitted prior to the event so they can be answered anonymously, but there will be multiple opportunity for people to either ask questions or write them down to be answered during the program.
Empower Your Sex Life
This program is dedicating to creating a safe environment to dialog about healthy sexuality and sexual relations. It has been created so attendees feel empowered to start defining what they want to get out of their sex lives.
Sex Toy 101
Have you ever wondered what sex toys are out there? Or what toys are better for different people? This workshop is dedicated to increasing the knowledge about sex toys. We will discuss which ones are safe to use, whether they can be used for couples or individuals (or both!), and why someone would want to use them. This has been designed as a safe space for everyone involved.
Bystander Intervention is a 1 or 2 hour training. It can be led by student Green Dot Ambassadors, staff advisor Alexandra Donovan or a combination of both. It can be designed and tailored to the group requesting the training. The one hour training focuses on the basics of proactive and reactive green dot bystander intervention methods.
For a two hour training, the first hour looks at the social culture at Tufts focusing on perceptions versus facts; what social rules are in place; and hook up culture. The second hour focuses on what we can do to be better friends and members of Tufts community. What options do I have if I am shy or scared to intervene? We review the 3 categories of responses that actively work to change our community.
Green Dot Certification
Groups and Departments can become Green Dot certified which indicates they have completed a 4 hour comprehensive training. The training follows a public health approach of defining the problem, identifying risk factors, developing prevention and integrating those into everyday life. Each group identifies a larger societal context as well as their own social community that may contribute to an unsafe environment and make active changes during the training. Every group certified contributes to a more active and safer community at large.