Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
Conscious Minds Conscious Bodies®
Conscious Minds Conscious Bodies® is a Comprehensive Sexual Health Education program that teaches:
Anatomy and Puberty
Consent and Boundaries
Stages of Pregnancy
Social Media Awareness
Pregnancy and STI Prevention
Our sex-positive approach encourages participants to be confident self-advocates for their reproductive health. By the end of the program, participants will have developed their body literacy practice, learned several self-regulation strategies and practiced advocating for themselves and others to create a more just society.
Conscious Minds Conscious Bodies™ Testimonial
Olympia: Huber's Gasthaus!
One-day: Events on Emerson
Week-long: Lake Sylvia (Legacy Pavilion)
Program registration includes lunch, snacks, an Empowerment Packet with art supplies, an Anatomy Packet, our original Conscious Minds Conscious Bodies™ Zine, organic period care products and an E4G sticker selection.
One-day Programs - $125
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
2023 One-Day CMCB® Programs:
Olympia | Grays Harbor
Week-long Programs - $395
2023 Week-Long CMCB® Programs:
Olympia | Grays Harbor
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Empowerment 4 Girls empowers young people to make healthy decisions throughout their lives. Our programs share crucial information and skills that promote reproductive health, safety, and self-advocacy.
Our facilitators create inclusive, nurturing spaces for your child to grow, but the learning doesn't stop at the end of the day. Your relationship with your child is one of the most important tools they have to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. From preschool through puberty and beyond, caregivers can model healthy relationships, open communication, and clear boundaries.
Nervous? Not sure where to start?
Join us for a Parent/Guardian information Workshop to learn more about our Conscious Minds Conscious Bodies™ curriculum and what you can do to continue the conversation. We'll connect you with the concrete strategies and support you need to confidently integrate sexuality education into your role as a parent.
We welcome all caregivers of girls, trans and non-binary youth, including parents, co-parents, single parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, foster parents, and guardians.
Aberdeen Timberland Library: May, 27th at 10:30am-12:00pm
Olympia Timberland Library: June, 3rd at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Virtual: June 15th at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Our curriculum is unbiased, factual sexual health information supported by the Washington State Health Education k-12 Standards. Participants will learn about anatomical terms, pregnancy and STI prevention, puberty changes, gender identity, gender norms and social pressure, sexual orientation, and how to be an ally.
The social-emotional skills taught in CMCB® align with the Washington State Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards for k-12, which include practicing giving and denying consent, social media moderation, and using nonviolent communication to set and maintain boundaries. Through experiential learning, participants will practice several evidence-based self-regulation and self-care strategies, including mindfulness activities, intentional social interactions and protective measures for their mental health.
The 4 Components
Facilitator-led talking circles both open and close each program day. Talking circles develop the day's theme and encourage self-expression, program culture, and team-building.
Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
Each morning, the facilitator invites participants to practice a mindfulness activity. By the end of the week, participants have experienced a minimum of five self-regulation strategies.
Age-Appropriate Sex Ed and SEL Content
Facilitators present content-based information through various methods, including written materials, lecture, short videos, partner turn and talks, small group collaboration, and synthesis activities.
Daily art therapy projects are adapted versions of lessons developed by certified art therapists.
Consent & Boundaries
In Washington State, 12.3% of 8th graders, 18.9% of 10th graders, and 25% of 12th graders reported having been forced into kissing, sexual touch, or intercourse when they did not want to (2018 Healthy Youth Survey). Youth leave our programs better equipped to set and maintain boundaries that reduce the likelihood of being coerced into unwanted sexual activity that can have lasting traumatic, physical and psychological consequences.
Social-Emotional, Mental Health & Social Media Awareness
While most sex-ed programs focus only on abstinence or STI and pregnancy prevention, CMCB™ places emphasis on social, emotional, and psychological aspects of sexual and reproductive health. In the digital age, our youth are constantly exposed to hookup culture, social media influencers, unrealistic examples of bodies, and porn. CMCB™ facilitators address these challenges by talking openly about them, and teaching social media awareness and online safety.
Affirming Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
We support and affirm LGBTQ+ attendees while providing information that is crucial to becoming an LGBTQ+ ally. Our CMCB™ program is open and relevant to trans youth who identify as girls and non-binary. The curriculum provides an overview of gender identity and the harm caused by gender roles and stereotypes.
CMCB™ facilitators teach sex ed using a trauma-informed approach. In our culture, menstruation is taboo, eating disorders are rampant, and many youth feel shame about their bodies. We strive to make talking about bodies and bodily functions feel normal and comfortable, promoting sexual and reproductive health self-advocacy.