Change the Talk is a peer-to-peer sexual violence education program for teens in Los Angeles County.
Change the Talk (formerly The Talk Project) trains teen leaders to combat sexual violence through peer-to-peer education and advocacy. Teen peer educators from across Los Angeles visit high schools and youth groups to present an interactive workshop about:
- Sexual violence prevention
- Laws of consent
- Supportive resources for survivors
- Bystander intervention
Since its launch in 2016, Change the Talk workshop has been presented in 25 high schools for over 3,500 students. As a result, students are empowered to speak out against rape culture, advocate for consent culture, and make informed decisions about recourse if sexual violence takes place. Students have the opportunity to talk about these issues in a safe space in discussions led by educators their own age, and supported by NCJW | LA staff. Through involvement with Change the Talk, teens gain leadership skills and make change in their communities.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Educator or hosting Change the Talk at your school or youth group, click here or contact us at:
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Click here for a full evaluation of Change the Talk as an effective and engaging tool to educate high school students about sexual violence, published May, 2016. Click here for a brief summary of the Change the Talk Evaluation.
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