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It's been a while since we last sent an UpDAYte out.  We've been busy delivering DAY Session Leader training in Havant and in Sittingbourne.   Recently DAY Director Natalie Collins did a podcast with youthwork organisation Youthscape, listen to it HERE.  This update is so packed full of useful ideas, resources and information that your email provider may have shortened the email to ensure it fits, if that is the case, do click on the "view this email in your browser" link at the top of this email.

July Training

We are hoping to run DAY Session Leader Training in London in July.  This is dependent on getting enough training participants to make the course viable.

Dates: 19th - 21st July
Times: 9.30am - 5pm
Venue: Matryoshka Haus,  St Dunstans Wharf, 142 Narrow St, E14 8BP
Nearest Tube: Limehouse
Cost: £550*

For more information about the training CLICK HERE and to book onto the training CLICK HERE.

*Includes a DAY Pack and unlimited access to the DAY Hub.  Part scholarship options may be available; CLICK HERE to complete the form for this.

The Hub

We've been updating the DAY Hub videos.  Here's some of the videos we've added recently:
#MyClitoris is a song from the young people at Integrate Bristol, and is about addressing Female Genital Mutilation.
10 Responses to the Phrase "Man Up" | Slam Poem Tribute
10 Responses to the Phrase "Man Up"
'Fight or Freeze' #IJUSTFROZE
Rape Crisis have created this video to explain about the freeze response.
"I can't keep quiet". A positive song about women speaking out.
A short clip using mugging to evidence the way women are blamed for men sexually assaulting them.

In the news...

As this is our first UpDAYte in a while, we've included news items that we've found interesting from the last few months...

  • Yes, men need support for domestic abuse.  No domestic abuse is not gender neutral.  READ HERE
  • Adverts from Women's Aid highlight emotional abuse.  READ HERE
  • The deadliest shootings in 2016 you didn't hear about.  READ HERE
  • How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality. READ HERE
  • Funny or Die Releases Sexual Assault Toolbelt Video With Tatiana Maslany. READ HERE
  • The government's rape clause is a callous attack on victims. READ HERE
  • David Schwimmer Launches New Campaign to Fight Sexual Harassment. The videos from this campaign are available on the DAY Hub. READ HERE
  • Rape Victim-Blaming Occurs in One in Four Comments. READ HERE
  • Why you should call "stealthing" what it really is: Rape. READ HERE

  • An interview with DAY Programme Director Natalie Collins about the Creepy Naked Stuff resource. READ HERE
  • Research from Dr Michael Flood about the harm being done to young people through pornography. READ HERE
  • Excellent article from Liz Walker. "Young People Need Critical Porn Analysis; ‘Porn Literacy’ Is Not Enough" READ HERE
  • Brain studies on pornography users find that pornography is addictive. READ HERE
  • Fascinating book review and reflection on written erotica and male violence. READ HERE
  • Sex education is too important to be left to Pornhub. READ HERE
  • Sex before kissing: How 15 year old girls are dealing with porn addicted boys. READ HERE
  • Extreme internet porn is fuelling a surge in sex attacks by children. READ HERE
  • Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction. READ HERE
  • Why porn has gotten so rough. READ HERE
  • UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers. READ HERE
  • We know abuse when we see it, unless it’s women who are being hurt. READ MORE
  • We underestimated how angry white men were. READ HERE
  • The deflating truth about putting on muscle.. READ HERE
  • Childline urges boys to speak out about suicidal feelings. READ HERE
  • A British Medical Journal article evidencing fragile masculinity. READ HERE
  • Why is male anger so threatening? READ HERE
  • How to raise feminist boys. READ HERE
  • Men pay a steep price when it comes to masculinity. READ HERE
  • Men Are Killing Themselves To Be 'Real Men'. READ HERE
  • My 'crisis of masculinity' and how feminism set me free. READ HERE
  • These industries are growing. Why are men staying away? READ HERE
  • Traditional ideas of masculinity are poisoning our society. There is another way. READ MORE
  • 6 year old girls already have gendered beliefs about intelligence. READ HERE
  • A Boy At School Snapped Her Bra. What She Did Next Is Gold. READ HERE
  • My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She’s a Tomboy. READ HERE
  • Women Are Dying Because Doctors Treat Us Like Men. READ HERE

  • NHS mental health services are failing young people.  READ HERE
  • What support do young people with special educational needs require to prepare for adult? READ HERE
  • Research from the Prince's Trust found that one in four young people do not feel in control. READ HERE
  • Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse. READ HERE
  • Anorexia: You don't just grow out of it. READ HERE
  • Research has found that almost two-thirds of children worry all the time. READ MORE
  • UK young people suffer from low mental wellbeing. READ MORE

  • Celebrity isn't just harness fun - its the smiling face of the corporate machine. READ HERE
  • A critical response to a news article that  "screen based lifestyles harm children's health". READ HERE
  • First she became a 13-year-old internet meme. Now, she's treated like a porn star.  READ HERE
  • Instagram is the worst social media platform for young people's mental health. READ HERE

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and race.  Guilaine Kinouani reflects on the ways CBT is problematic in relation to race.  READ HERE
  • One mother's journey of her teen beginning to identify as a trans*. READ HERE
  • The glass of dirty water: Working with shame sociopolitically. READ HERE
  • Let’s talk about intimacy – and why it makes for better love and sex. READ HERE
Useful image which details the ways we can address male violence towards women.


Not For Kids Book

THIS book from sex and relationships educator and expert Liz Walker talks about pornography in an age appropriate way with children.

Ariana Grande Tweet

Ariana Grande tweeted a reflection on being objectified by men.  This tweet could be used to start a discussion with young people about the nature of how women are sexualised and objectified.  CLICK HERE to read the tweet.  You could also use the responses to the tweet to talk about how victim blaming works.

There's no "I" in Sex: A Cartoon

THIS cartoon could be used to start conversations, particularly with teenage boys, about sex and their views on it.

Historical Words for Sex

THIS article explores the historical words for sex and genitals, which could be used to develop quizzes or other activities with young people.

Things Not To Say

THIS short video from the BBC explores the unhelpful and victim blaming things people may say when someone has been subjected to sexual assault.

Free Lesson Plans

Plan International UK have developed a set of free lessons plans to consider the impact of gender based violence with young people.  You can access them HERE.

Safe Stories

The Safe Project in Oxfordshire has developed a website to highlight some of the issues being faced by teenagers as a result of mobile and internet technologies.  The characters of Maddie, Mitchell, Katie and Jess were created during group sessions with young people who had been supported by the Safe Project.  The video stories are designed to be accessed directly but can also be used in conversation with young people by professionals and parents.  Access the website HERE.

FAQs on statutory sex and relationship education

The government has recently agreed to make sex and relationship education compulsory in schools.  The Sex Education Forum has a FAQ section on their website to explain how this will work.  Access the FAQs HERE.

Sex and U

THIS is a great sex education site from the Society for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Canada.  

Parenting One Click Ahead of Porn

THIS book gives advice on parenting to protect children and young people from being exposed to pornography.
This image can be saved and printed out as a poster for working with younger children.  To save the image right click on it and choose where to save it.

Reminder: Gender Reconciliation

Natalie is organising a Gender Reconciliation Workshop with GRI.  This is a challenging and valuable 3-day workshop for those interesting in learning about the deep wounds between men and women and exploring ways to heal from those wounds.  Find out more about the training by CLICKING HERE.
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