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Resources For Educators

Welcome to Making Caring Common’s Resources for Educators, Teachers, Counselors, School Administrators, and School Leaders!

We offer strategies, resources lists, audits, surveys, discussion guides, and more, which we hope you will use in your school. You can review the list of resources below or click to sort by the following topics: Bias, Bullying, Caring and Empathy, Gender, Leadership, Moral and Ethical Development, Romantic Relationships, School Culture and Climate, Sexual Harassment and Misogyny, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Talking Across the Aisle.

 

Welcome to Making Caring Common’s Resources for Educators!

We offer strategies, resources lists, audits, surveys, discussion guides, and more, which we hope you will use in your school. Our work includes key topics, all connected by our commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in our communities. You can review the list of resources below or use the dropdown to sort by topic.

 

 

For Educators: Sexual Harassment and Misogyny Resource List

The following is a partial list of resources for educators interested in preventing misogyny and sexual harassment.

These resources offer useful activities, information, websites, and/or programs/curricula. We’ve tried to identify key resources, but there are a vast number of resources on these various topics, and we surely missed some. We also want to underscore that while we think each of the identified resources contains valuable information, we do not endorse all the recommendations/views in these resources. Some of the resource descriptions listed below have been pulled from organizational websites.

Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.

 
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For: Educators
Ages: Middle School and High School
Resource Type: Resource List

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Resources

  • Coaching Boys Into Men provides high school coaches with the tools and resources to talk with athletes about healthy relationship skills, violence prevention, and respect for women and girls.

  • Consent Campaign Guidebook is a classroom teaching tool and guide with planning information and resource lists for middle and high school educators teaching consent and sexual violence prevention from the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.

  • Dating Matters is an online course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others to understand teen dating violence prevention. Uses graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, and information gathered from experts to prevent teen violence.

  • Planned Parenthood provides a lesson plan for late high school to college-aged students (17-22) that uses videos, group discussions, and scenarios to teach consent and communication skills.

  • Our Whole Lives (OWL) is sexuality education for youth, developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association, which teaches and models care, compassion, respect, and justice. It provides participants with information about human development, personal skills, relationships, sexual behavior, sexual health, sexual assault and harassment, and misogyny..

  • Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society (SEC-C) features sixteen Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society lessons developed for 8th-10th grade. Training and workshops are available for facilitators.

  • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SECUS) promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates for the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. Their website features information about available sexuality education programs, fact sheets, and resources and curricula about sexuality education topics.

  • Stop SV is a compilation of prevention strategies and activities, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which communities and schools can use to reduce sexual violence and its consequences.

  • The Who are You? Toolkit, recommended for use with teens that are fifteen or older, is a multi-media discussion-based toolkit for young people about the prevention of sexual violence and ethical sexual decision making.

  • The WholeSomeBodies curriculum, created by the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, aims to increase adults’ knowledge about healthy sexuality and give them the tools and motivation to model and discuss healthy sexuality with young people in their lives.

  • Fight the New Drug is a website about the effects of pornography, featuring guidelines for parents, and recovery programs for porn users.

  • The IPV Prevention Council seeks to enhance the capacity of local domestic violence coalitions and programs. Their website includes many prevention resources and a prevention “tools inventory.”

  • “Ending Sexual Harassment,” a chapter within the Title IX report, defines sexual harassment, provides statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment in K-12 schools and among LBGTQ students, highlights the effects of sexual harassment on students, and discusses protections available.

Resources Specifically For Young People

  • Amaze has videos and information for young people about sex, their bodies, and relationships. The website also features discussion questions and conversation starters for parents and educators.

  • Break the Cycle motivates and supports young people to speak out about dating abuse in their schools and communities. Features information about healthy relationships, consent, setting boundaries, using online dating apps, etc…

  • Confi provides a compilation of information on sensitive health topics, research, and facts. Young people can learn about healthy relationships, how to communicate about sex, consent, setting boundaries, etc…

  • The Halls tells the stories of three young men and their struggles sifting through relationships, trauma, masculinity, and their own identities.

  • I am Courageous encourages and teaches students how to use their voices to help end teen dating abuse through information sheets, tips, resource lists, and videos.

  • Juicebox is an app for teens to ask questions about sex and relationships, featuring advice from coaches.

  • Love Is Respect provides support, information, and resources for young people who have questions or concerns about abuse in dating relationships. The website includes a variety of quizzes and visual graphics about dating violence, healthy relationships, and consent and features abuse resources especially for LGBTQ students. Free and confidential phone, live chat, and texting services are also available.

  • Scarleteen includes “real world” information about sexuality and relationships for teens and emerging adults and provides guidance and strategies for young people around sexual health and sexuality, consent, healthy relationships, escaping abuse, and sexual communication.

  • Start Strong Boston, a program of the Boston Public Health Commission, supports young people to end teen dating violence and to learn skills and strategies for healthy relationships. The website includes relationship communication strategies, a healthy relationship quiz, tools for thinking through break-ups, and activities to think through the misogynistic content of popular music lyrics.

  • Start with Respect includes tips and guidance for teen men about how to build and have respectful relationships/sexual relationships with women.

  • The Representation Project features resources such as quizzes that ask teens to assess how well fictional characters defy stereotypes and/ or act as positive role models, and conversation starters/activities for youth leaders and female athletes about the ways in which mainstream media shapes their beliefs about women and girls.

  • Youth Activist Prevention Toolkit, a project of the Florida Commission Against Domestic Violence’s Youth Advisory Board, is for students who wish to raise awareness about teen dating violence and prevent its occurrence in their schools and communities.

  • Fight the New Drug is a website about the effects of pornography, featuring guidelines for parents, and recovery programs for porn users.

  • The IPV Prevention Council seeks to enhance the capacity of local domestic violence coalitions and programs. Their website includes many prevention resources and a prevention “tools inventory.”

  • “Ending Sexual Harassment,” a chapter within the Title IX report, defines sexual harassment, provides statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment in K-12 schools and among LBGTQ students, highlights the effects of sexual harassment on students, and discusses protections available.

Last reviewed October 2018.


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