This school year (2020-2021), we have received generous contributions from City Council Members in the following city council districts to deliver FREE preventative education workshops:

Manhattan: District 4, 5, 8
Bronx: District 8, 14, 16
Queens: District 28, 37
Brooklyn: District 33, 35, 37
Staten Island: District 49

Check your city council district on this map (https://council.nyc.gov/districts/).

For any questions, please review our FAQ.

The following listing provides details for all of our youth workshops. We recommend that organizations request one of our workshop series, depending on the length of program desired. We also highly suggest students receive our introductory workshop, Healthy Relationships 101, before any others. Our workshops are created for young people between the ages of 11-24.

*All workshops are 45 minutes to an hour long unless otherwise noted.

Healthy Relationships 101
Participants will identify the qualities of a healthy relationship; discuss which qualities are most important to them in a dating relationship/ friendship. Participants will discuss different scenarios and identify them as healthy or unhealthy. By the end of the workshop, participants will think about how they want to be treated and how they want to treat dating partners/ friends.

Relationships & Stereotypes
Participants will view clips and discuss the stereotypes being portrayed to identify how these messages impact our relationships. They will discuss how these messages hold expectations for our relationships and influence our behaviors in dating relationships. By the end of the workshop, the group will identify the harmful consequences of gender and stereotypes.

Understanding Teen Dating Abuse
In this workshop participants will define dating abuse and identify harmful dating behaviors. They will describe the controlling functions of dating abuse and understand why dating abuse happens. Participants will understand that abuse is not the survivors’ fault and discuss a few ways to support survivors.

The five session series of workshops includes the three session series of workshops plus the following:

Communicating Through Conflict
Participants will discuss the barriers and challenges to practicing healthy and safe communication. In the workshop they will put into practice healthy communication strategies and tips to help resolve conflicts in our relationships.

Consent & Coercion
Addresses the meaning of consent and coercion and how to identify coercive messages. Participants discuss the barriers young people experience to normalizing consent. This workshop also explores the connection between healthy sexual behavior and safe relationships through discussions of boundaries and yellow lights (areas where lack of consent is not understood and/or times that consent is unclear).

The eight session series of workshops includes the five session series of workshops plus the following:

How We Deal
In this workshop participants identify ways we can respond to strong emotions, including anger and hurt. Participants will learn calming strategies to cope through strong emotions and identify their boundaries.

Technically Dating
Navigating a Healthy Relationship in a Tech World. This activity-based workshop explores how technology can impact relationships; discusses boundary-setting in relationships; and defines healthy, unhealthy, and abusive technological behaviors.

How to Help a Friend
Identify strategies to support friends who are experiencing or causing abuse in their relationships. Participants will identify warning signs that their friend is an abusive relationship and the resources available to them. We will recognize the challenges and fear when a friend is in an abusive relationship and how to feel more comfortable in supporting them.

    Request a Youth Workshop

    If you have multiple groups you’d like to schedule, please complete an additional request form.

    1 Choose a Workshop Series

    Please select a three, five, or eight session series. If you would like to request a different number of workshops, please select “other” and make a note of what you would like to request.

    2 How Many and Which Sessions?

    Interested in a different number or combination of sessions? Please detail below.

    2 Choose Workshop Dates

    For each workshop session, please select a date and time and an alternate date and time.

    3 Additional Information

    Please give us more information about yourself, your organization, and your group’s needs.

    *Required

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