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We believe that prevention through education is key!

We offer information and presentations to individuals, early childhood development programs, schools, home school groups, parent groups, community groups, and organizations.

Call us to discuss how we can meet your educational needs.

About Preventative Education

At Dragonfly Sexual Violence Services, we believe that it is important to educate children on child sexual abuse just as they receive other safety information about other areas of concerns (i.e., fire safety; staying home alone safety, pool safety etc.). Our child and youth presentations ensure that children/youth have the knowledge and tools to recognize abuse and tell an adult if something were to happen to them. Our child and youth presentations are aligned with the Alberta Wellness Education Framework. Our programs teach children and youth effective personal safety strategies in a fun, age-appropriate and interactive way that builds resiliency skills and reduces their likelihood of victimization in the online and offline world. Topics include body awareness, healthy friendships, healthy relationships, safe and responsible use of technology, and knowing when to seek help. The Child & Youth Program has 4 Main Streams, each containing age-appropriate information on the topics.

Sexual Violence Prevention Program
"Who Do You Tell?"

Kindergarten – Grade 3
~ 50 min
$60.00
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

This is our child sexual abuse prevention program. Children discuss okay touches and not okay touches. They learn the proper names of their private parts, talk about safe adults and what kind of secrets should not be kept. This is done through an interactive game and a story/video.

Understanding My Personal Safety

Grades 4-6
~50 minutes
$60.00
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

This program builds off the knowledge of “Who Do You Tell” and discusses sexual harassment. Children learn that there are 3 types of harassment (writing, speaking, and touching). They learn that all forms of harassment are bad and what they can do if their friends or them are being treated this way.

Sexual Harassment & Bystander Intervention

Grades 7-9
~50 minutes
$60.00
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location 

Continuing the knowledge and understanding of the subsequent two presentations, youth will go more in-depth in understanding the impacts of sexual harassment using age-appropriate examples. Youth will also learn how to intervene using the 4 D’s (Direct, Distract, Delegate, and Delay) along with resources for people experiencing harassment.

Sexual Assault & Victim Blaming

Grades 10-12
~50 minutes
$60.00
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

The final presentation in this program discusses the definitions of sexual assault, consent, and coercion and understanding the differences between them. Youth will learn the rate of sexual assault in Canada, how to support a loved one who has experienced sexual violence, the resources available, understanding common misconceptions, and how to challenge victim blaming.

For Caregivers
  • Who Do You Tell?: Caregivers & School Staff
  • How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Abuse (Younger Children)
  • How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Abuse (Older Children)
Developing Healthy Relationships
Healthy Me

Kindergarten – Grade 3
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

This workshop sets the groundwork for children to begin having healthy and happy relationships. Children discuss appropriate and inappropriate ways to express feelings; positive and negative friendship behaviours and the feelings that result from each; dealing with common interpersonal conflicts (e.g., taking turns, taking a time out, going to an adult or third party for help) with age-appropriate scenarios.

Healthy Friendship

Grade 4-6
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

This program discusses key skills for children having healthy friendships in person and online (Cyberbullying). Discussing characteristics of healthy friendships, and unhealthy friendships, personal boundaries, consent, independence, respect, and safe adults to talk to. Children then play a fun and interactive jeopardy game that summarizes these topics.

Healthy Relationship

Grade 7-9
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Building off the skills discussed in healthy friendships, this program prepares youth for having healthy relationships, understanding consent, coercion, assertive communication, independence, and the balance of power in relationships. We also discuss teen dating violence, the cycle of violence and where to get help. ** This presentation focuses more on the skills of a healthy relationship**

Dating Violence

Grade 10-12
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

The main objective of this program is to increase youths understanding of dating abuse and the forms that it may take on. This can increase peer to peer support and help-seeking behaviour from students in abusive dating relationships. This presentation will discuss misconceptions about abusive relationships, roles of abuser, target, and bystander, methods to keep abusers away, resources for violent relationships, ** This presentation focuses more on youth’s safety and resources surrounding teen dating violence relationships**

For Caregivers
  •  Promoting Healthy Friendships for Your Child (Younger Children)
  • Promoting Healthy Relationships for Your Child (Older Children)
Online Safety
Digital Safety Div. 1

Kindergarten – Grade 3
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Children are online earlier than ever. This program helps prepare them to be safe online. Discussing online boundaries, how to set them, why they are important, and the different kinds. Children learn the difference between public information and private information and why sharing private information is dangerous.

Digital Safety Div. 2

Grade 4-6
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Continuing the conversation of online safety, children begin to learn and understand what grooming is and the tactics that some people with bad intentions may use to get our private information. Children go over private and public information and how to protect themselves online.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation Div. 1

Grade 7-9
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

This program is meant to build on the information from the division 1 presentation. We discuss online boundaries; online consent; nonconsensual photo sharing; online grooming; risks of sexting; victim-blaming; and resources to stay safe online. Teens talk about real online risks, watch some educational clips, and go through a scenario situation to test their online boundaries

Online Child Sexual Exploitation Div. 2

 Grade 10-12
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Building onto the knowledge from the previous workshops, youth will discuss the grooming process more in-depth, digital image abuse, the risks of online pornography and online dating, sextortion, victim blaming and resources to reach out to if they need. This is discussed using age-appropriate real-life scenarios where teen’s will get to reflect on their knowledge and understanding of what it means to be safe online.

For Caregivers
  •  Online Child Sexual Exploitation: What Caregivers Need to Know
Consent
Ask First

Kindergarten – Grade 3
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Laying the foundation of understanding for consent, boundaries, and body language is essential. This program does just that by defining and explaining what consent is and how to ask for it, what boundaries are and how we can respect others.

I Can Say No Too

Grade 4-6
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Following the understanding of consent, it is just as important to understand how to say no and how to respect others no’s. This workshop discusses healthy and kind ways to say no to our peers, and how we can deal with the big negative emotions (like sadness or anger) when someone says no and respond in respectful ways.

Disrespecting Consent

Grade 7-9
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

This program focuses on understanding consent. In 2018, approximately 28% of Canadian’s fully understood what it meant to give and get consent. This is a decrease from 2015 where the number was 33%. In this presentation students will discuss consent in everyday situations, what it is, how it’s related to body language, what coercion is and how it is different from consent, and how to handle rejection in a healthy way.

Sex & Consent

 Grade 10-12
~50 minutes
$60.00 per session
+ travel mileage from closest satellite office location

Discussing the difference between “rape” and consent culture and how both impacts (positively or negatively) our society, understanding consent in regards to sex, how to ask for it, how to continue the conversations. Using scenarios to allow the group to discuss different situations and the lack or presence of consent in them.

For Caregivers
  • How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Abuse (Older Children)

Not sure what presentation best fits your needs? settings.

Simply fill out the assessment form below for us to get a better understanding what needs you’re looking to address in your classroom or group.

Assessment Form

Professional Development & Training

About Professional Development

At Dragonfly Sexual Violence Services, we believe that it is important to educate front-line service providers on the most current knowledge of sexual violence to ensure survivors are receiving the best supports from all service providers. All of Dragonfly Centre’s professional development curriculum are trauma and culture-informed. Providing knowledge, best practices, and strategies to supporting survivors, responding to disclosures etc.  

Trauma-Informed Justice

This workshop was created with law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in mind. Giving them a better (1) understanding of how trauma impacts victim’s behavior, memory, and actions, and how that may lead to implications for an investigation, (2) how to utilize trauma-informed interview techniques that are offender-focused. This is a 3-hour workshop, cost is $25 a participant, minimum fee being $250.
Module 1: Understanding Sexual Violence  

  • Stigmas
  • Myths
  • Realities

Module 2: Understanding the Effects of Trauma

  • Neurobiology
  • Impacts of Trauma
  • Responses to Trauma
  • Relation to Sexual Violence

Module 3: Trauma Informed Interview Process

  • Understanding Barriers
  • Building Rapport
  • ABE Model
  • False Reports

Module 4: Who Perpetrates Sexual Violence

  • Suspects
  • Understanding Motives
  • Interviewing Suspects
Rural Response to Sexual Abuse

This workshop comes from a rural lens, where specialized services may be vast and there may be complex survivor, responder, and offender relationships. Giving them a better (1) understanding of how trauma impacts victim’s behavior, memory, and actions, and how that may lead to implications for an investigation, (2) how to utilize trauma-informed interview techniques that are offender-focused. This is a 3-hour workshop, cost is $25 a participant, minimum fee being $250.

Module 1: Trauma

  • What is Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma
  • Responses to Trauma
  • What is Generational Trauma?
  • Impacts of Generational Trauma
  • How we are still Healing?

Module 2: Child Sexual Abuse

  • What is Sexual Abuse?
  • Who are the Victims & Offenders?
  • Myths and their Impacts
  • Consent
  • Indications of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Resiliency

Module 3: Adults Who Were Abused As Children

  • Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
  • Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Impacts of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adults
  • Triggers
  • Link Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Addictive Substances

Module 4: Once Sexual Abuse is Known

  • Barriers to a Disclosure
  • How Children Disclose
  • How to Respond to a Disclosure
  • How to Support the Survivor
  • How to Support the Family of the Survivor
  • Duty to Report Mandates

Module 5: Rethinking Community Strategies 

  • How Child Sexual Abuse Affects Us All
  • Talking About Sexual Abuse
  • Community Strategies
  • Protecting Ourselves

Information Booths & Events

Dragonfly Centre travels to various trade shows, fairs, community activities and events to raise awareness on the many issues surrounding sexual assault and to inform the community about our programs and services.

Our displays and booths are both informative and interactive; providing promotional materials, activities for children and more. All displays may be tailored to the audience and venue.

How to Book a Presentation

Please call the main office 780-812-3174, TF: 1-866-300-HEAL (4325), or complete the form below to book your school/organization presentation.

Presentation & Event Booking Form