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To the Father of Brock Turner. To Society.

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To the Father of Brock Turner: While I understand wanting to express support for your son, under no circumstance is referring to a sexual assault as “20 minutes of action” appropriate wording. Never. The love of a parent runs deep. At the same time, we must teach our children by holding them accountable. In your letter, you […]

How to Support the Survivors in Your Life

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How have you reacted when you heard about a sexual assault case? From the comments that you made, will a survivor think you are going to be supportive? Starting today, say the right words. Talk to everyone you care about and share the following message (referred to as “opening the door” for survivors): “If anyone […]

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month: Do You Talk to Your Teens about Pregnancy Prevention?

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Did you know May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month? May is also prom season and has summer right around the corner. How do you talk with teens about teen pregnancy prevention? As I travel working with teenagers around the country, one aspect is consistent: The far majority of teens want to make the right […]

Planned Parenthood Survey Results Vary Drastically and Are Low [Video]

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Planned Parenthood survey results show that people’s understanding of consent vary drastically and percentages are surprisingly low. For example, only 19 percent of parents talk to their kids about consent. In this video, I explain why that’s a problem and why many parents need a wake-up call. Hint: if parents are not discussing this, where […]

How to Handle the Heckler [Video]

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While speaking or teaching, have you ever encountered that person trying to dominate the room by arguing with you, i.e., “the heckler?” While oftentimes it seems this person is doing this for his/her own entertainment, you may be surprised what it is that’s actually occurring. Throughout the years, I have fine-tuned my strategy for engaging […]