Sexual Violence Prevention Education

Providing compassionate and specialized counselling, education, and advocacy for those impacted by sexual violence as we journey together towards healing and justice.

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Presentations and trainings delivered
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Youth and children educated
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Empowering Communities to be Free From Sexual Violence through Community Education

Saffron Centre’s Education team provides comprehensive teaching to end sexual violence in our schools, workplaces, and communities.

Prevention education on sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, and harassment, can lead to impactful change in our communities. We provide presentations and training sessions for school-aged children and adults that cover a wide variety of topics. From teaching children how to express their boundaries and understand consent to helping adults know what to say if a colleague or family member discloses sexual violence to them, we are here to put an end to sexual violence in our communities.

Who is Saffron Centre’s Educational Programming for?

Saffron’s Education Program is designed for people of all ages. We deliver presentations to children as young as four years old. You’re never too old to learn how to identify harassment, understand consent, and respond to online exploitation and other situations of sexual violence.

Saffron has a variety of presentations for school-aged children that can be delivered in classrooms, at community centres, in churches and places of worship, and for groups such as youth community groups or sports teams. Our caregiver training helps parents and children speak the same language about consent and sexual violence, while professional training is ideal for businesses, non-profits, school administrators, and other professionals looking to grow their understanding of sexual violence prevention and sharpen their skills.

Presentations

Community education is available to schools, community groups, sports teams, and others. Each program meets a variety of Alberta’s K-12 Health and Life Skills Curriculum outcomes.

Designed for younger audiences and presented in a storybook format, these presentations help young children understand and communicate boundaries within their friendships.

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Saffron’s interactive presentations and games cover content surrounding boundaries, healthy relationships, and online safety for elementary-aged children. 

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Presentations for youth go deeper into online exploitation and safety, healthy relationships, harassment, sexual assault, internet safety, and more.

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Trainings

Saffron trainings are designed for adults, including parents, caregivers of children and youth, and professionals in every industry. Discounts may be available to non-profits and community organizations.

Parent and caregiver training is designed by Saffron to help adults learn more about youth safety online and how to communicate with children about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships, among other topics. 

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These brief trainings are ideal for business lunch and learns and offer a look into building safer communities through a trauma-informed lens and managing disclosures of youth sexual exploitation and abuse. 

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Saffron half-day training is designed for professionals who would like to expand their knowledge and toolbox surrounding trauma-informed practice, management of disclosures of sexual assault and abuse, online child sexual exploitation, and intervention strategies. Each training includes a participant workbook.

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Resources

Saffron has a wide variety of resources for teens, caregivers, and community members. If you are looking for advice on how to navigate your child’s access to technology, coping and grounding strategies, information about sexual violence, what resources are available to you if you have experienced sexual violence, and other information, please visit our page.

Monday 9:00am 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am 9:00pm Wednesday 9:00am 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Christmas Holiday Closure

Saffron Centre will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st and will reopen on January 2nd. Voicemails and emails will not be monitored during this time. For immediate support, call the Edmonton Distress line at 780-482-4357 or the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre 24-Hour Help line at 1-866-956-1099.

From all of us at Saffron Centre, we wish you a peaceful holiday season and many blessings in the New Year.