Part one: What is Sexual Assault? What Is Consent?
Understanding the answers to these two key questions is the fundamental task of sexual assault education. Nationally-known experts help viewers delve into the complexities and nuances of both questions. Three sexual assault survivors tell their personal stories, with an emphasis on the circumstances of their assaults, the complex emotions and reactions triggered, and how definitions of sexual assault and consent become integral to understanding the consequences for both the victims and the perpetrators.
Part two: After an Assault
What happens after an assault? What are your legal rights, your rights under Title IX, your rights as a hospital patient, your rights as a minor, your right to counseling and other victim-support services? These questions are answered through the lens of assault survivors, a forensic nurse, a police detective, and rape crisis coordinators.
Part three: Risk Reduction and Bystander Intervention
Experts in risk reduction look at situations that are statistically riskier than others and identify specific steps to take to lower one's risk of assault, although there is no way to guarantee a totally risk-free environment. Bystander intervention explains how communities can work together to develop strategies to identify how sexual assault behaviors begin and how to intercede to prevent escalation of risk. The program also specifically addresses what to do if a friend confides in you, or discloses an assault.
three 13-minute videos, CC, plus 36-page teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format