Over the past decade, more attention is being given to dangerous sexual behavior among our youth and to the crime of sexual assault - mainly due to cases and news stories concerning celebrities, middle schools, high schools, college campuses, and the military. Unfortunately, the public debates arising from such prominent cases often lead to even greater misunderstandings of what consent means; how to teach safer understandings of intimacy to teenagers and young adults; how sexual assault is defined; and how to honor survivors of sexual assault / rape.
To help clear-up the various misconceptions about healthy dating, intimacy, consent, sex, respect, sexual assault, and honoring survivors, Mike Domitrz (author of May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, Sexual Assault Awareness, editor of Voices of Courage Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual Assault and creator of the award-winning DVD HELP! My Teen is Dating! Real Solutions to Tough Conversations) teamed up with educators, professionals, counselors, parents, administrators, students, military professionals, and experts from around the world to found The DATE SAFE Project, Inc..
The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
Parents, educators, schools and universities, students, military installations, community organizations, state agencies, faith-based institutions, and the federal government utilizes the engaging speakers, live presentations, online resources, educational materials, and licensing programs (including certification) made available by The DATE SAFE Project, Inc..
Additional responsibilities of the organization include:
- Creating original educational programs and materials (books, DVDs, videos, posters, clothes, etc...).
- Hosting LIVE multi-day training and licensing programs for caring individuals to present interactive and effective programming in their local communities.
- Providing links to needed resources.
- Teaching the importance of all genders working jointly to make an impact!
- Responding quickly to national news stories; media programs; and societal trends concerning consent and sexual assault awareness. By providing leading experts, we give the media a new and thought-provoking voice. If you are with a media entity, you can learn more by clicking here.
- Publishing press releases and "Letters to the Editor" to expose inaccuracies / injustices and in highlighting positive cultural examples.
- and much, much more.
As you continue to visit our websites, you are invited to participate. Share your ideas and feedback with us at info@DateSafeProject.org. Join our mission to make a positive impact for all genders around the world.