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Consent Is a Social-Emotional Skill: Building a Culture of Consent in Your School
Thursday, August 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lydia Bowers, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Trainer
Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing
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When we create a culture of consent, we provide a safe space for children and empower them to have a voice. Consent includes empathizing, recognizing emotions, and listening to signals from our bodies. By teaching consent in tangible ways, we not only support children’s social-emotional learning but also offer abuse prevention.
Using hands-on activities that can be adapted for school and home, you’ll discover how to support children’s understanding of empathy and consent. You’ll learn considerations for your own modeling and teaching consent in a classroom setting, and you’ll discuss the gray areas when an adult needs to be in charge.
During this edWebinar, viewers will:
- Define empathy and consent with terms to use with young children
- Explore how consent fits into an SEL framework
- Learn about hands-on activities to use with young children to teach consent as an SEL skill
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to early childhood educators, child care center leaders, and curriculum directors.
About the Presenter
Lydia Bowers is a speaker, consultant, and trainer who happily exists in the Venn diagram overlap between early childhood and sex education. After spending almost two decades of working directly with children as a classroom teacher and a parent, she is passionate about reframing sexuality conversations. Lydia now teaches families and educators how to talk to children about subjects like gender, reproduction, and abuse. When she’s not traveling around the country for conferences and speaking engagements, she lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children and adds to her growing collection of children’s book character tattoos as often as she can. Follow her on TikTok @lydiatalksconsent and Instagram @lydiambowers.
Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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