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The Role of Education in Preventing Sexual Misconduct

Three ideas for improving sex education to create a culture of consent and help prevent sexual misconduct.

How to Make Diversity Data-Driven

So what does a data-driven diversity and inclusion plan look like?

Left Out of the Picture: Male, LGBTQ, and Disabled Survivors

Left Out of the Picture: Male, LGBTQ, and Disabled Survivors

Why Consent Education Needs to More Neuro-Inclusive

Why Consent Education Needs to More Neuro-Inclusive

Why We Still need SAAM

Why We Still Need SAAM

Why I Work with Both Victims and Offenders

Why I Work with Both Victims and Offenders

Making Remote Work, Work

There are many benefits to working online that extend beyond a mandatory quarantine.

NO, DRUG-TESTING GADGETS AREN’T SOLVING SEXUAL ASSAULT

NO, DRUG-TESTING GADGETS AREN’T SOLVING SEXUAL ASSAULT

What is the Real Cost of Sexual Harassment?

What is the Real Cost of Sexual Harassment?

Podcast: Consent and the #MeToo Movement – Smart Sex, Smart Love

“If you’re not comfortable to ask your partner during sex, “How are you doing? Is what I’m doing OK with you?,” then you’re not ready to have sex!” says this week’s guest, Dr. Laura McGuire. On this episode, Joe chats to Laura McGuire – a nationally recognized sexologist and consultant…

Why We Still Resist Inclusion

Why We Still Resist Inclusion

CENTERING CHANGE: ON QUEER ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS ACTIVISM

CENTERING CHANGE: ON QUEER ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS ACTIVISM

Writing My Own Story: How Education Helped Me Escape My Abusive Relationship

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”― Mo Willems

Episode 13: Dr. Laura McGuire on consent, trauma-informed practices and restorative justice

In this episode Courtney talks with Dr. Laura McGuire, sexologist, trauma-informed specialist, consent educator, and inclusion consultant. They talk about a controversial topic head-on – trauma-informed practices in Title IX cases – starting with the basics of what being trauma-informed means and ending with whether it is appropriate in campus cases involving sexual misconduct. Laura explains what a sexologist is, why consent is complicated, and the work she has done incorporating restorative justice in cases of sexual misconduct. She also shares interesting insight into her journey into this work and a fun fact we promise you will not see coming! If you are a Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, or a higher ed administrator, in general, this episode is for you.

Why We All Need Trauma-Informed Yoga

Why We All Need Trauma-Informed Yoga

A Short History of Sexual Consent

A short history of sexual consent

Teach The Children Well; The Gift of Sexual Agency

Teach The Children Well; The Gift of Sexual Agency

Is Your Relationship Unhealthy or Abusive? Knowing When to Get Help and Get Out

The problem is that our culture has very distorted views of what constitutes an abusive relationship. We rarely discuss male victims, same-sex relationships, or the myriad of ways that abusers cause serious and real harm, many of which don’t involve physical abuse.

LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT—ABUSE DOESN’T MAKE YOU GAY

LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT—ABUSE DOESN’T MAKE YOU GAY

Culture and Consent: The Things We Have to Unlearn to Get It Right

Culture and Consent: The Things We Have to Unlearn to Get It Right

Is Your School the Next 13 Reasons Why?

Title IX in k-12 education

Effective Sexual Harassment Prevention- 4 things to do TODAY

From myths about false reporting, victim blaming, and common responses to trauma there are many strongly held misconceptions that are still widely prevalent in the workforce today. Many people who already feel defensive about sexual harassment as a topic will throw out these accusations in an attempt to discredit the urgency of reform.

Consent and Cultural Humility

How do you translate consent to students from across the globe?

If you think you don't know any survivors...

Survivors are always listening. They hear your jokes and comments; they watch who takes these messages seriously in public and in private. You might think you “know” that your favorite male co-worker was never assaulted, or that your family member was never abused. But you don’t know. And you are being watched.

3 Reasons Why Your Title IX Training Won't Work

Many well-intentioned faculty and staff have tried to scramble and piece together some prevention education and training but often see poor results and little to no campus cultural shifts. Here are the top 3 reasons your Title IX training is ineffective and misses the mark

From Tolerance and Diversity to Inclusion and Celebration

Dr. Laura McGuire’s peer-reviewed journal article, published in the Journal of Family Strengths, explores New Horizons for Infusing Queer Theory into Communities.

IT’S NOT IN YOUR HEAD: THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF GENDER FLUIDITY

We see historical evidence of third and gender fluid people on every continent who were not only tolerated, but celebrated by their communities.” -Dr. Laura McGuire

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