Youth Facilitation

Senior Facilitator and Trainer (she/they)

Megan is a highly skilled facilitator who can navigate sensitive topics and create safety in a group very quickly. Her use of humour, storytelling and theatre make her work effective, engaging and a joy to experience. She is able to work with diverse groups, has an impressive range of knowledge on the topics of gender, sexuality, non-binary and cultural differences.

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- Anita Roberts, Founder of Safeteen

Teens can experience tremendous pressure and anxiety, both online and face-to-face. They struggle with the need to fit in, body image issues, gender stereotypes, and more. Safeteen offers strategies to navigate these issues skillfully and effectively. 

 

The Safeteen program is a highly-acclaimed violence prevention assertiveness model; the topics covered delve into many social and emotional survival issues youth are facing in their day-to-day lives. By utilizing experiential exercises, role-plays, and dialogue, participants learn to access their inner-wisdom and hone their critical thinking in order to stand up and speak up for what they believe in without violence.

Topics Covered:

  • Non-violent communication

  • Fear and anger management

  • Verbal and body language skills

  • Bullying - verbal violence prevention

  • De-escalating potential violence

  • Personal boundaries and consent

  • Exclusion and gossip

  • Signs of abuse

  • Gender socialization and stereotypes

  • Sexual harassment

  • Sexual assault

  • Girl-girl violence

  • Physical self-defence skills

  • Identifying, building and respecting boundaries

  • Healthy intimate relationships

  • Breaking abusive patterns

  • Identifying rape culture and victim-blaming

  • Online safety

  • Impact of pornography

  • Realities and legalities of sexting and online harassment

  • Internal and external self-harm

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