Child and Youth Sexual Violence Prevention Education
Saffron’s Education Team can come to your classroom, community group, sports centre, church, and other facilities to present age-appropriate education on boundaries, consent, identifying abuse and harassment, and other issues relevant to sexual violence prevention.
In this original, interactive story, we visit our animal friends to learn when they are happy and comfortable and when they want some space. This story offers a way to talk to young children about communicating what they’re comfortable with and how to set and respect boundaries.
Alberta Health and Life Skills
Curriculum Outcomes: 4
Percy’s Got a Bubble is a 30-minute original story that begins the conversation around boundaries, consent, and communication and helps to define healthy relationships in an age-appropriate way.
Alberta Health and Life Skills
Curriculum Outcomes: 9
This presentation discusses physical, online, and emotional boundaries. It includes conversations on healthy friendships and trusted adults. The presentation is 20-30 minutes long, followed by a group-wide interactive game.
Alberta Health and Life Skills Curriculum Outcomes: 23
This presentation sets children up for cyber-citizenship. This includes safety tips for online platforms, social media, and gaming, and a discussion about cyberbullying. The presentation is 20-30 minutes long, followed by an interactive quiz for the whole group to test their knowledge.
Alberta Health and Life Skills Curriculum Outcomes: 4
Understand the essentials of privacy, security, and autonomy when interacting online as well as how to deal with technology-facilitated sexual violence. This program can be booked at Level 1 or 2 in any order. If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend booking Level 1 to start for the fundamentals of this presentation whereas Level 2 can be booked afterwards.
Informed by the youth in Saffron’s outreach programs, this presentation highlights the major differences between privacy, autonomy, and security online. Topics covered include privacy settings, location sharing, adding new friends to chat-based apps, chatrooms, cyberbullying, and sexting laws.
Developed due to popular demand, this presentation is all about technology and preventing sexual violence. Topics covered include grooming and luring, consensual vs. abusive sexting behaviours, “sextortion”, and legal responsibilities around intimate imagery. We provide resources to youth throughout the presentation to help if they or someone they know is experiencing technology-facilitated sexual violence.
These presentations assist youth in understanding how healthy and unhealthy relationships may impact them. Content includes coverage of boundaries, abusive relationships, and consent in practice. This program can be booked at Level 1 or 2 in any order. If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend booking Level 1 to start for the fundamentals of this presentation whereas Level 2 can be booked afterwards.
Healthy relationships with friends, family, and partners impact every part of our lives. This presentation sets the tone for more in-depth conversations around healthy versus unhealthy relationships, boundaries, and consent. We also cover feelings of entitlement within romantic relationships and strategies to manage rejection from peers.
Building off of Healthy Relationships 101, this presentation focuses on consent in practice, taking the group through several interactive scenarios to discuss whether all elements of consent are present. The presentation also dives into the cycle of abuse within relationships and topics of shame, guilt, and fear. We finish by highlighting criminal harassment as a potential outcome of abusive relationships, and strategies to find help.
These presentations will discuss what sexual harassment and assault is, how and when to intervene, as well as provide resources for supporting someone who has experienced sexual violence. This program can be booked at Level 1 or 2 in any order. If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend booking Level 1 to start for the fundamentals of this presentation whereas Level 2 can be booked afterwards.
Ideal for junior high and community youth groups, we begin by discussing the technicalities of sexual harassment and the seriousness of the issue. We cover all perspectives on the topic, including what to do if someone tells you that you have harassed them. The presentation also includes bystander intervention strategies for sexual harassment.
Sexual assault is still a prevalent issue in Alberta, with rates impacting up to one in every two Albertans. This presentation defines sexual assault and confronts the victim-blaming narrative by busting popular sexual assault myths. It also covers support skills and resources for those who have experienced or know someone who has experienced sexual violence.
What is trauma? How does it look, sound, and feel? Why do people frequently use the word “triggered” to describe feeling bothered by something? This presentation dives into the topic of trauma, its impact on the brain, and how it encodes into memory. We also teach coping and grounding strategies for those experiencing stress responses, wrapping up with resources to support others who may be struggling.
FAQs About Public Education
As we are unable to accommodate large gymnasium or assembly-style presentations, we ask that audiences are restricted to a maximum of roughly 50 students, or 2 classes combined. This can be flexible and depending on the size of the school, some are able to have an entire (or even multiple) grades receive the presentation at the same time.
For parent and professional audiences, there is no maximum number of participants, so long as it is within the safety regulations of the building.
Presenters will need access to a screen with working audio and Wi-fi access. Typically, they will bring a USB memory stick with the PowerPoints loaded and plug it into one of the booking organization’s computers. However, upon request, presenters can bring their own laptop and HDMI cord. They will still need access to a screen and/or projector.
This is dependent on the policies of each individual school. Saffron does not provide a consent form to be shared with parents but can provide write-ups with information on the topics covered and tips for guardians to engage in discussions around them with their youths.
The following presentations cover outcomes from the Human Sexuality Curriculum, which parents have the right to opt their children out of: “Preventing Technology-Facilitated Sexual Violence”, “Healthy Relationships 101”, “Navigating Difficult Relationships”, “Sexual Harassment: Practical Skills and Strategies for Intervention”, and “Understanding Sexual Assault”.
During the busiest school months (September – May), we can travel up to 100 km from our office in Sherwood Park. If you are located outside of this range, we can offer a virtual presentation. During the summer (June – August), we may be able to travel up to 200 km, although this is dependent on demand and availability.
We can accommodate for periods of less than an hour so long as they are no shorter than 45 minutes (excluding time for attendance and announcements). However, this means that the content may be covered quickly, there may be less time for student engagement, and/or the presentation is cut short. For this reason, we recommend following an alternate schedule or rearranging periods so that there is at least a full hour for the presentation.
Yes, Saffron offers virtual presentations! We ask that the booking organization set up the virtual meeting link on a platform such as Zoom, Google Meets, or Microsoft Teams and share the invite with our educator(s) prior to the presentation start time. If you wish to offer a hybrid presentation with both in-person and virtual options, please be aware that it is the booking organization’s responsibility to figure out, set up, and run the technology required to facilitate the event. Our educators will come to your venue and present to both a live and virtual audience, but they are not responsible for the technical component of such an event.
To cancel a presentation or training, simply phone Saffron at 780-449-0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As per your signed contract, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is requested to cancel a presentation or training. There is a late cancellation fee of $50; however, this may be waived for inclement weather or exceptional circumstances.
To secure your booking, Saffron will send a contract complete with a quote for the presentation/training and mileage. A signed copy returned to Saffron is required to finish the booking process. Invoices are sent out after the training. For organizations with multiple bookings, invoices are sent out after the first presentation is delivered. Payment is due within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Organizations can pay with a variety of methods, including cheque, credit card, e-transfer, or EFT.
Our presentations are $50 each except for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1 presentations which are free of charge. Discounts are available when booking 4 or more presentations.
If our team is required to travel outside of Sherwood Park, there is an additional mileage charge of $0.55/km.
Saffron Centre Education Booking Request
Please note that submitting this form does not guarantee a booking. Bookings are only confirmed once a signed contract has been returned to Saffron.
Upon submission of this form, you can expect to hear back from our Education team within 7 business days.