Consent is a hot topic these days, and rightly so, it is one of the most important building blocks for people of all ages to feel safe, happy, & empowered to engage fully & freely in healthy & satisfying relationships of all kinds throughout life - from home, to school, college, work & the world of intimate relationship & friendship too.

Understanding consent, what it is, how to ask for it, give it, engage with it in an ongoing way is crucial & yet in a recent survey, conducted by Consent Matters Ireland, less than 4% of parents felt is sufficiently covered in their children's Relationships & Sexuality education in school - Consent Matters Ireland seeks to inform & empower parents, & others, to undertake these conversations.

The Workshop

The workshop is an introduction to the topic of consent for parents with children of all ages including adolescents.

This full day workshop will include theoretical learning, a lot of opportunity for discussion with other parents, useful examples and information on how to communicate effectively with your child(ren) about this topic. We will also provide you with a pack to take away with you incorporating all the learnings from the day, tools to put into immediate use, and also links to useful resources for further insight and support to access at your leisure.

During this event you'll gain further knowledge, including: - An outline of the core elements of consent. - The importance of teaching & discussing these concepts with children, young people, & each other. - How to discuss and explain consent to your child using age appropriate language and examples so that they gain the confidence and ability to be able to communicate their boundaries clearly and effectively.

We start with registration at 10.00 am and finish at 2.30pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided mid morning. Lunch is not included however the very convenient location at Omni Shopping Centre, along with ample free parking, provides you with an array of choices for lunch.

The cost of the four hour workshop is €35 per person or €60 when booking for two people at the same time.

 

If you have any questions about the workshop, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please feel free to contact us at info@consentmattersireland.ie