A two-person team of highly-trained educators takes the audience on an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of beliefs, behaviors, and gender stereotypes related to dating and sexual interaction. The format enables audience members, who may have mislabeled coercion as consent, to engage with presenters, and one another, making reflection, behavioral change, and bystander intervention possible.
Partners in prevention
Catharsis Productions is proud to assist the United States Army and the Office on Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) in their training efforts. Sex Signals is a key component of the U.S. Army’s I.A.M. Strong Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign and the Secretary of the Army’s effort to eradicate sexual assault. It has been performed over 1,000 times to soldiers and has been a part of basic training since 2011.
Want to send an unforgettable message? Deliver it with equal parts humor and irrefutable logic. This program is designed to:
Shine a light on the social pressures, gender stereotypes, unrealistic sexual expectations, and misconceptions surrounding hooking up and intimate relationships
Establish how these beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors can lead to sexual violence
Delineate the difference between seduction and coercion; define the nature of sexual violence
Empower military personnel to identify predatory behavior in others and intervene to support vulnerable members in their communities
“You guys made such a triggering and touchy subject out as incredibly approachable. It really meant a lot, and the character of your staff is incredible.”—Rachael, Student, University of North Carolina (Asheville)
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