This 3-hour, interactive training will explore how educators can support young children building healthy relationships by creating a culture of consent in their classrooms. We will discuss how young children internalize messages about consent, how these messages can impact their early relationship development, and how educators can intervene and model positive messages. We will define consent culture and discuss the importance of creating trauma-informed classroom environments that support the development of healthy relationships. Finally, participants will collaborate to create their own activities to promote discussion and skill-building around practicing consent and building healthy relationships among their students. (CTLE Credits: 3)

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Understand the concept and importance of creating consent culture in the context of working with young children
  • Learn fundamental practices for creating trauma-informed classroom spaces
  • Gain skills to support students and notice and question harmful messages around consent, body autonomy, gender norms, and healthy relationships among young children
  • Develop their own classroom activity to support their students practicing consent and building healthy relationships


Trainer: Day One

Change Agents is a Brooklyn Public Library initiative modeling empathy, inclusiveness, mutual respect, and understanding for the benefit of Brooklyn youth. The Change Agents Educator Series is a series of free professional development workshops designed and curated for K-12 educators and librarians working with youth in diverse schools, institutions, and libraries.

Brooklyn Public Library workshops for educators qualify towards the New York State Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit 100 hour requirement. This workshop is approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Workers for 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for licensed social workers.

The Change Agents Educator Series is made possible by a generous gift from Paula Silver.

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