Preventing Harmful Sexual Behaviors A key to prevention is to identify what is helpful versus what is harmful and to take a variety of actions to intervene early with harmful sexual behaviors in children, youth and adults. This workshop helps to focus on identifying harmful sexual behaviors and ways to respond that are not over or under-reactions. Encouraging help-seeking, recognition of the impact of ones behaviors on others and the importance of victim centered responsibility taking are also addressed.

"Keeping Professionals Healthy: PTSD, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout” (Alternative titles available) - Trauma work can be traumatizing; it can also be an organizational hazard. Compassion fatigue and burn-out impact those doing trauma work and others simply trying to balance   the demands of life with the strains and from work.  This session includes information  on keeping professionals healthy; addresses both individual and organizational issues. The session can vary in length and levels of activities depending on time available and interest in interaction/experiential activities. This session can also be tailored more specifically for law enforcement/investigators of child pornography, social workers/therapists, educators, victim advocates or sex offender therapists. 

HOPE (For Survivors & others with direct lived experience).  Whether participants are professionals who work in the field but don't get much time to attend to their own personal stories, or those whose lives have nothing to do with sexual abuse or exploitation beyond their own personal experiences, this workshop helps participants strengthen their individual voices while also affording the opportunity to work in collaboration with others for social change. To end sexual abuse,  exploitation & violence - the wisdom, leadership and ideas for change of those with direct lived experiences are key; this session is a step!

Restorative Justice/Practices for Prevention and Intervention – Restorative and Transformative Justice can help to transform behaviors and focus on healing and solutions.  Restorative justice hold those that do harm accountable, are victim centered and attend to the ripple effects of the harm or violations in ways that help those accountable to right the wrongs. Information on how to use Circles is also included.  Circles and restorative practices allow for another way,  to deal with accountability, harm and solutions. When used for prevention they help participants build on strengths, stay grounded in values, build caring relationships and practice respectful listening to a wide variety of perspectives that helps groups move forward in a positive way. This session provides definitions, techniques and resources to help participants apply restorative practices. 

Raising Sexually Healthy Children & Teens In a Sexually Toxic, Pornified Environment - Raising sexually healthy children has never been easy, but in a sexually toxic environment that has become increasingly pornified, it is particularly challenging. Children are more likely to hear  degrading sexual language and see hyper-sexualized images than to be learning about love, caring connections and intimacy. This workshop includes information on the impact of the environment and social norms on behaviors and identifies actions to  make healthier choices easier.

Sexual  Behavior Continuum: Talking About “IT?”  Let's talk about and define sexual health,  healthy relationships, sexually toxic society and differences between what is helpful versus harmful. The  “Sexual Behavior Continuum” is a tool to help adults and youth distinguish between healthy and harmful behaviors and to develop clearer policies and procedures in the workplace and youth serving organizations. Sexual and relational health are a key components of primary prevention.

The Impact of Pornography on Children and Youth  (Variation in focus and title options include: "50 Shades of Pornography")- This session defines pornography and child sexual abuse images in ways that differentiate both from the general category of ‘sexually explicit materials.’ The training highlights numerous studies that show the impact of pornography on children youth and culture. It outlines ways the impact has escalated through the reach of technology. Several different strategies to combat the harm are also identified.The training outlines why addressing pornography is important in efforts to prevent child sexual abuse & exploitation as well as all sexual violence. It explains various ways pornography and the pornified culture hurt sexual and relational health, rather than helping. 

Birds & Bees & Pornography? How to talk to your children or teens about pornography As if talking about sex and sexuality isn’t challenging enough, now we need to talk to our kids about pornography? How ready are you to respond to their questions or to initiate a discussion? How would you respond if you found out your child was troubled by something they’d seen or had developed problems as a result of exposure? This workshop addresses:
- Hurdles to even starting the discussion
- Key points at different ages
- Addresses not only age of a child realities but also their stage of development, maturity and life experiences
- Guidelines for discussions if your child or teen has a problem as a result of intentional or unintentional exposure
- Further resources to support adults talking with young people
Don’t let pornography or the pornography industry be the primary sex educator of your family. Your opinions, your attention and the connection you have with your children matters. Be prepared and be part of the solution.

A Public Health Approach to Pornography Once something rises to the level of being a social issue that impacts the environment, it is a public health concern. When a problem is a public health concern it requires action beyond what individuals can do. The Internet changed the reach of pornography to make it easily accessible to children, youth and adults who otherwise wouldn’t have had the access. During that same time the content has become dominated by hard core violence that had little to do with sex and everything to do with a profit at the expense of individual health and well-being. This session describes a public health approach to pornography, related research and a range of action strategies. 

From Dr. Seuss to Porn (or) Countering Normalization of Sexual Harm - This session examines the normalization of sexual harm through marketing, technology, mainstream media and pornography. Several examples from a variety of venues are provide along with a sample of studies that show the impact. This session not only helps participants see what is too often hidden in front of our eyes, but it also provides actions that we can take to help in our families, communities and society.

Countering Demand & Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children -  Most of the attention to date on the commercial sexual exploitation of children has focused on changes needed in laws and on the development of services to help children after they seek help or are rescued.  This session focuses on supporting these needs while also paying attention to changing the social norms and practices that feed demand. Examples of prevention strategies are included.

Contact: Cordelia Anderson
Sensibilities Prevention Services
3118 West Lake Street # 431
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
612-207-1779
Cordeliasa@gmail.com

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