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Our workshops

All our workshops are free for groups of 10 people and more! They are offered in French or in English and last an hour and a half. Here is a brief description of each of our workshops :

 

CALACS Agression Estrie :

Sexual assaults are an alarming issue in our society. Indeed, one women out of three will be sexually assaulted after the age of 16 years old. There are numerous consequences following such a trauma, and still today, a lot of girls and women remain silent and isolated because of the myths and prejudice surrounding this problem. Le centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS) Agression Estrie offers to those women and girls the opportunity to disclose their assault and get the support they need in confidentiality.

Objectives :

  • Present the different services of the CALACS
  • Raise awareness on the problem of sexual assault
  • Explain the possible consequences of an assault
  • Deconstruct the myths and prejudice around this crime

Clientele targeted :

  • Teens between 12 and 18 years old
  • Interveners in the region of Estrie
  • Teachers
  • General population

 

Hypersexualization (in collaboration with Arrimage Estrie) :

Hypersexualization is a term more and more used by the community to refer to the messages with a sexual nature in the media. Those messages want to sell. However, they have an impact on the develpoment of youth. In a world where media are so present, it’s crucial to develop one’s critical thinking in order to distinguish what represents the reality as well as the unattainable ideas. We need to look at the question : Could hypersexualization be linked with sexual assault?

Objectives :

  • Raise awareness regarding hypersexualization
  • Develop a critical judgement regarding how we trivialize hypersexualization in our society
  • Develop a critical thinking on how to act to diminish the impacts of hypersexualization
  • Look at the link between hypersexualization and sexual assault

Clientele targeted :

  • Teens between 12 and 18 years old
  • Parents
  • Interveners in the region of Estrie
  • Teachers
  • General population

 

Sexual assault by intoxication :

Sexual assault is an act of dominance and power over a victim. The aggressor can use different means in order to achieve power, such as manipulation, blackmail, violence and intoxication. Again, sexual assault is surrounded by false ideas and myths that must be deconstructed. For instance, some people think that if the victim’s consumption of acohol or drugs is voluntary, there is no sexual assault? We are there to answer your questions and look at the reality.

Objectives :

  • Raise awareness on the problematic of sexual assaults
  • Deconstruct the myths and prejudice surrounding sexual assault by intoxication
  • Inform on sexual consent

Clientele targeted :

  • Young adults between 14 and 25 years old
  • Interveners in the Estrie region
  • General population

 

Egalitarian relationships *Autumn 2015

In intimate and/or loving relationships, it’s essential for partners to respect each other and for each to feel free to affirm him/herself. In sexual activities, it’s also important to adhere to those values and to have consent from both parties. This workshop wants to demystify and clarify what is an egalitarian relationship. At the end of the animation, a booklet of exercises will be given to the participants in which they will find information and activities related to egalitarian relations.

Objectives :

  • Demystify and understand what is an egalitarian relationship
  • Empower the participants to affirm themselves and to respect each other’s limits in a relationship
  • Understand the importance of consent and its particularities

Clientele targeted :

  • Young people between 12 and 18 years old

 

Responding to someone who has been sexually assaulted

Receiving and responding to someone who announces you that he or she has been sexually assaulted can be difficult. You might fear saying too much or too little. We want to be present for the person but we aren’t sure if we are doing it the right way. This workshop will inform you on what sexual assaul is and what the CALACS Agression Estrie can do. In addition, you will also learn some of the attitudes to adopt that are supportive for the victim.

Objectives :

  • Present the different services of the CALACS
  • Explain the numerous types of sexual assaults
  • Explain and apply some concepts of the feminist approach when responding to someone who has been sexually assaulted
  • Deconstruct the myths and prejudice
  • Explain supportive attitudes to adopt in this situation

Clientele targeted :

  • Interveners in the Estrie region

*Duration : 3 hours.

 

For more information or even to schedule a workshop contact us!