Consent Rocks Workshop - Oakland, CA
The Consent Rocks Incident Response training is a way for events and organizations to constructively respond to incidents as well as promote consent during play and other interactions. The procedure is based on contemporary research and practices in sexual trauma and domestic abuse intake methods, motivational interviewing techniques, and psychological first aid among other sources. Consent Rocks Crews have been usefully integrated into events of many kinds including Dark Odyssey, ROPECRAFT, RambleGRUE, and others.
This intensive takes the attendees through the same training that our Crews use to reduce trauma at consent incidents during events. The curriculum includes best practices for handling sexual trauma and violence and the logistics of maintaining a separate Crew for responding to consent incidents. More importantly it gives a comprehensive outline of the spectrum of incidents that fall under the category of "consent" and how to match the response to the needs of the individual.
This workshop includes communication strategies drawing from Non-Violent Communication and Motivational Interviewing, but it specifically excludes using any of these techniques for behavior modification. The training is entirely designed to help convention attendees feel supported, heard, and understood. The workshop also takes attendees through several exercises letting the workshop attendees practice their skills in a safe environment. This provides them with a clearer understanding of the challenges of responding constructively to consent incidents. Participants are also provided with a guidebook with references to continue their practice.
Whether you're hoping to build your own consent incident response policy, hope to work with Consent Rocks directly, or simply want to broaden your understanding of consent and the ways our community is working to improve it, this workshop can be a valuable asset to your group.
The location of this training is VoxBody Studio (https://www.voxbody.com/) and doors will open at 9:30 am! Training starts at 10 am and ends at 6 pm. There is a rope jam between 7 pm and 10 pm that evening at the studio. See https://www.voxbody.com/ for more details on that event!
VoxBody Studio - Venue Address Provided Via Email to Registered Attendees
Exact Location Will be Given by Consent Rocks Staff Ahead of the Event
Oakland, CA 94606
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|