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Victimology and Offender Profile Interview

Left Out of the Picture: Male, LGBTQ, and Disabled Survivors

October 18, 2019

Left Out of the Picture: Male, LGBTQ, and Disabled Survivors

The Role of Education in Preventing Sexual Misconduct

October 25, 2018

Three ideas for improving sex education to create a culture of consent and help prevent sexual misconduct.

Why I Work with Both Victims and Offenders

January 01, 2020

Why I Work with Both Victims and Offenders

Podcast: Consent and the #MeToo Movement – Smart Sex, Smart Love

October 11, 2019

“If you’re not comfortable to ask your partner during sex, “How are you doing? Is what I’m doing OK with you?,” then you’re not ready to have sex!” says this week’s guest, Dr. Laura McGuire. On this episode, Joe chats to Laura McGuire – a nationally recognized sexologist and consultant. .

Episode 13: Dr. Laura McGuire on consent, trauma-informed practices and restorative justice

October 11, 2019

In this episode Courtney talks with Dr. Laura McGuire, sexologist, trauma-informed specialist, consent educator, and inclusion consultant.  They talk about a controversial topic head-on – trauma-informed practices in Title IX cases – starting with the basics of what being trauma-informed means and ending with whether it is appropriate in campus cases involving sexual misconduct.  Laura explains what a sexologist is, why consent is complicated, and the work she has done incorporating restorative justice in cases of sexual misconduct.  She also shares interesting insight into her journey into this work and a fun fact we promise you will not see coming!  If you are a Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, or a higher ed administrator, in general, this episode is for you.  

A Short History of Sexual Consent

January 01, 2020

A short history of sexual consent

Teach The Children Well; The Gift of Sexual Agency

January 01, 2020

Teach The Children Well; The Gift of Sexual Agency

Writing My Own Story: How Education Helped Me Escape My Abusive Relationship

August 29, 2018

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”― Mo Willems

Is Your Relationship Unhealthy or Abusive? Knowing When to Get Help and Get Out

January 01, 2020

The problem is that our culture has very distorted views of what constitutes an abusive relationship. We rarely discuss male victims, same-sex relationships, or the myriad of ways that abusers cause serious and real harm, many of which don't involve physical abuse. 

LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT—ABUSE DOESN’T MAKE YOU GAY

January 01, 2020

LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT—ABUSE DOESN’T MAKE YOU GAY

What Consent Looks and Feels Like

January 01, 2020

What Consent Looks and Feels Like

Culture and Consent: The Things We Have to Unlearn to Get It Right

January 01, 2020

Culture and Consent: The Things We Have to Unlearn to Get It Right

Is Your School the Next 13 Reasons Why?

July 25, 2018

Title IX in k-12 education

Consent and Cultural Humility

July 30, 2018

How do you translate consent to students from across the globe? 

If you think you don't know any survivors...

June 29, 2018

Survivors are always listening. They hear your jokes and comments; they watch who takes these messages seriously in public and in private. You might think you "know" that your favorite male co-worker was never assaulted, or that your family member was never abused. But you don't know. And you are being watched.

Effective Sexual Harassment Prevention- 4 things to do TODAY

June 29, 2018

From myths about false reporting, victim blaming, and common responses to trauma there are many strongly held misconceptions that are still widely prevalent in the workforce today. Many people who already feel defensive about sexual harassment as a topic will throw out these accusations in an attempt to discredit the urgency of reform. 

3 Reasons Why Your Title IX Training Won't Work

June 20, 2019

Many well-intentioned faculty and staff have tried to scramble and piece together some prevention education and training but often see poor results and little to no campus cultural shifts. Here are the top 3 reasons your Title IX training is ineffective and misses the mark:

From Tolerance and Diversity to Inclusion and Celebration

December 31, 2017

Dr. Laura McGuire's peer-reviewed journal article, published in the Journal of Family Strengths, explores New Horizons for Infusing Queer Theory into Communities.

Why I Won't Gentrify My Career

October 06, 2018

IT’S NOT IN YOUR HEAD: THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF GENDER FLUIDITY

July 06, 2018

We see historical evidence of third and gender fluid people on every continent who were not only tolerated, but celebrated by their communities.” -Dr. Laura McGuire

Stop Child Abuse Now on Blog Talk Radio

Tonight's special guest is Dr. Laura Jean McGuire from New York City, a nationally recognized sexuality educator, trauma-informed specialist, and inclusion consultant who has worked with young adult survivors as well as teen parents struggling to break the cycle of abuse. 

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