Are you still confused about consent? Do you want to know more about it?
Trigger warning: sexual assault
You’ve probably seen and heard a lot about consent and sexual assault in the news and on social media recently.
As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we’ve collected some useful resources to help you to talk about consent.
- This video is a funny classic that makes consent as simple as tea.
- This video is a little bit more complicated, and a bit more informative when it comes to practising consent.
- This article hits the nail on the head when it comes to affirmative consent strategies.
- This podcast is a deep dive into a personal journey of navigating consent and intimacy, and the bigger context of social and sexual pressure.
- This article might be for you if you’re interested in all kinds of sexual education, not just consent!
These are some useful consent-related resources for parents:
- Gottman Institute’s ‘Beyond the Talk: Teaching Your Kids about Consent’
- ‘Talk Soon Talk Often’ booklet, from the government of WA
- Sex Positive Families on Consent
- This ABC article is all about how consent is being taught to children and young people.
- Rize Above teaches young people about consent, family violence and forming equal and respectful relationships.
We have services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
rebuild – Counselling for Victims of Crime provides counselling for people currently moving through the criminal justice process.
Call 1800 310 310 or visit https://bit.ly/3e48Ydi
Redress Support Services provides counselling and casework for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse, and are completing a Redress application.
Call 1800 998 187 or visit https://bit.ly/3bYHG5h
If you found this article triggering, and need some support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, anytime.