Classroom Sexual Harassment
The 1999 Supreme Court ruling in Davis vs. Monroe County Board of Education held that a school can be held liable for sexual harassment between pupils if it fails to intervene sufficiently when it learns of an occurrence. Concentrics offers a training program for teachers and in-service staff to cope with and prevent sexual harassment in a school setting. The half-day program provides an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual harassment on students, and what schools can do to respond to student and staff concerns.
Programs include a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, with teacher and staff training, as well as training teachers to deliver student programs. Concentrics tailors sessions to the unique school setting of its clients. Sessions stimulate dialogue and provide skills for responding to real life situations. Discussions incorporate:
- Concepts of respectful relationships
- Legal issues and recent Supreme Court decisions
- Case studies in sexual harassment
- Policies and procedures of the school
Concentrics’ Video about Sexual Harassment Prevention in School
Workshops also employ the award-winning video In Real Life: Sexual Harassment Prevention in Schools produced by Concentrics and employed by hundreds of schools as part of a training protocol. In Real Life: Sexual Harassment Prevention in Schools has been proven suitable for students (age 11 to 18) teachers, parents and administrators. The video provides a basis for opening discussions of this sensitive subject with students, parents, administrators and faculty. The video:
- Dramatizes the circumstances, both verbal and non-verbal, that can become sexual harassment at school by peers, teachers and staff
- Contains effective portrayals of real-life situations that students can relate to
- Demonstrates effective ways for students and others to defuse or stop these occurrences
- Written materials include Student Workbooks, and a comprehensive Leader’s Guide.
For more information, contact Concentrics.