100 Conversations is an online resource to help parents and adults conduct important conversations about sex, relationships, values and safety with the young people in their lives. I learned about this valuable resource this morning at a fundraiser for King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSRAC) here in Seattle, and I would like to share it with parents and educators.
KCSARC created 100 Conversations in partnership with a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) and allied young people (P.O.P! The Power of Prevention) who work to promote equality, safety, and respect in both real life and within the digital realm.
The 100 Conversations toolkit encompasses 100 different conversations on topics that youth can explore with peers or adults:
– Boundaries & Values
– Friends & Family
– Consent & Laws
– Bullying & Violence
– Bystanders & Resources
Research by David Finkelhor, Director of Crimes against Children Research Center and renowned researcher in the field of child sexual abuse, helped shape the direction of 100 Conversations. Finkelhor believes that prevention demands we deal frankly with concerns relevant to adolescents, including autonomy, romance and sex, and notes that 100 Conversations “is at the forefront of innovative prevention of sexual abuse for teens.”