Dating Safety & Sex Ed for Young People – Next Series
The first dating safety and sex ed session is in April of 2023. It will take place over two weekends (15 contact hours).
Fridays, April 14 & 21 6 – 7:30 PM
Saturdays, April 15 & 22, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Sundays, April 16 & 23, 10AM – 2PM
Questions? Reach out using the form below.
All facilitators for Dating Safety and Sex Ed for Young People are trained to deliver the OWL curriculum, and are background-checked by either Culture of Safety or Oak Park OWL (for shared facilitators).
Winter 2023 Facilitators
Amy L. E. Jones, LSW (she & they) is a co-owner of Culture of Safety Dojo & Wellness Center, and received OWL facilitator training in February of 2020, after learning of its efficacy in preventing sexual violence when included in a 12-hour Empowerment Self-Defense course for college-aged women.
Amy has been teaching empowerment-based self-defense since 2003, and received their MSW from the University of Texas at Austin as well as their Illinois license in social work in 2013. Amy pursued social work specifically to enhance their teaching in Empowerment Self-Defense, and thus specialized in the areas of trauma and domestic violence.
Amy has been co-facilitating OWL workshops through Oak Park OWL since Winter of 2020, and is excited to bring this curriculum to Culture of Safety.
Sarah Schriber is Co-Director of Prevent School Violence Illinois (PSVI), an organization that works in collaboration with students, families, schools, and communities to transformation space so that people thrive. PSVI is grounded in social and emotional competencies and principles of restorative and transformative justice.
As part of her work with PSVI, Sarah has partnered with the Oak Park Our Whole Lives program and Culture of Safety to support youth of all ages and their caregivers to learn about and reflect on sexuality across the lifespan and how to participate healthy relationships with themselves and others. Sarah has also worked with young people to cultivate their voices and take action on issues that impact them in their schools and communities.
Sarah does her work through a holistic social justice framework that values inclusion, empathy, and non-judgment. Everyone has something important to contribute to healthy and thriving spaces where people are welcomed, engaged, and celebrated.
Interested in becoming a facilitator for Dating Safety/Rogers Park OWL? Let us know by using the contact form below. Preference is given to individuals who have been already received facilitator training; however, interested parties may contact us about options on receiving training.