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Consent ABCs: Modeling Consent for Young Children in an Age Appropriate Way

Join Us for Consent ABCs, A National Consent Awareness Week Webinar As part of the Consent Awareness National Week, Project Respect, Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s prevention education program, is excited to be hosting an online event for parents and caregivers of young children on how consent can be taught and modeled in an age appropriate…

Youth Sexual Health Clinics & Resources
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Youth Sexual Health Clinics & Resources

With the help of our lovely Rhizome youth social action team, we have created a resource map for various services and supports throughout Southern Vancouver Island! Every resource on the map has a brief description, location, and contact information! Our map includes: Sexual Health ClinicsHealth ClinicsYouth Drop In ProgramsCounselling ServicesSupport Services & Programs Please visit…

Social Action Camp 2022!

Social Action Camp 2022!

After a 2 year hiatus, Project Respect’s Youth Social Action Camp made its return in May! After two years of a global pandemic, the emphasis was community and resilience – and the connections formed this weekend were more important than ever. Camp Pringle hosted us this year in Showe’luqun, known colonially as Shawnigan Lake.  The…

How to Stop Burnout

How to Stop Burnout

It takes a lot of mental and physical energy when you or someone you know has had a recent trauma or harmful event has happened to you. Burnout, or extreme exhaustion, can lead to changes in appetite and sleep, stomachaches, headaches, irritability, and frequent illness. The following are some types to help you prevent and…

What is Pod Mapping?

What is Pod Mapping?

A pod is a concept developed by disability activist Mia Mingus as a part of creating a self-care community. A pod is a group of people who you can go to if violence, harm, or abuse has happened to you, if you caused harm, or if you have witnessed harm. A person can have multiple…

Somatic Healing

Somatic Healing

When a trauma occurs in a person’s life, it is often held in the body, as Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk writes in his book, The Body Keeps the Score. Trauma actually rewires the brain that can causes constant states of stress or numbness, which lead to a host of different physical problems, such as…

Transformative Justice

Transformative Justice

What is Transformative Justice? Transformative justice is an approach where individuals, groups, and organizations can work through responses to conflicts, abuses, harms, and violence without using traditional systems, like the police or the court system. The thought around transformative justice is that when a harm or crime has been done, this has caused a violation…

Make Your Own Media!

Make Your Own Media!

Do you ever feel like there is no character in movies, TV shows, comics, or books who you can relate to? That the media’s or arts’ representation of the spectrum of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, class, and income does not do justice to the complications of life, or may be too much of a…