Because 54% of rape survivors are teenagers, the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center provides comprehensive rape prevention education programs in middle and high schools in Monterey County. We also provide prevention education services at the college level.
Rape Prevention Education Program Services
Sexual Harassment (45-60 minutes)
- Defining Sexual Harassment: Any behavior or any action of a sexual nature that is unwanted and unwelcomed.
- Three types of sexual harassment: Physical, Visual, Verbal
- Examples of the different types of sexual harassment are discussed.
- The topic of flirting is talked about extensively in relation to harassment and where a line between appropriate and inappropriate behavior may be crossed.
- Title IX is discussed and students are informed that sexual harassment is against the law and that it's a form of discrimination.
- Students receive tips on what to do if they are being harassed like: letting the harasser know that their behavior is inappropriate, if the harasser doesn't stop, students are encouraged to get an adult involved (i.e. a parent, teacher, counselor, etc.).
Rape Prevention (45-90 minutes)
- Presentations begin by describing MCRCC services and we make a point of mentioning our confidentiality policy.
- Sexual assault is defined and we talk briefly about how women are not the only people that can be raped.
- We define and spend some time talking about consent. - We mention that the majority of rapes are acquaintance rapes.
- FBI statistics of rape and sexual violence are discussed.
- We emphasize that rape is about POWER AND CONTROL.
- We talk about the importance of communication.
- Prevention tips are discussed with students.
- Finally, we talk about what to do if you or someone you know has been raped and how students can help a friend/family member who has been raped.
(3 Separate presentations, 60-90 minutes each)
- Rape Prevention: definitions, statistics, how force can occur through manipulation, importance of communication, issues of consent, statutory rape.
- Gender Stereotypes: societal expectations of men and women, consequence of living up to gender expectations, how stereotypes can affect relationshipsand lead to violence and harm.
- Media Literacy: how media influences perceptions and preferences, media is a big carrier of gender stereotypes, how media can influence attitudes and perceptions harmful to relationships and sexual violence.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Tarah Fischer, Rape Prevention Program Manager
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
Monterey Office - (831) 373-3955 Salinas Office - (831) 771-0411