RESPECT Creates Online Educational Theatre Experiences to Advance Mission During Crisis
During this challenging and unprecedented time, RESPECT’s (www.respect2all.org) work to prevent bullying and child abuse and promote positive mental health among youth is more important than ever. RESPECT is building ways to virtually offer their educational theatre experiences online and continue to use theatre tools to advance their mission. In addition, the organization has been sharing tips and resources for parents and educators during this time.
RESPECT’s typical programs consist of educational theatre presentations paired with panel or group discussions led by community professionals and our actor-educators. In talk-back sessions for elementary students, participants have the opportunity to try out their own solutions through role-playing. Programs for middle and high school students allow participants to submit questions anonymously for discussion during the talk-back session. Each adult training is 60 or 90 minutes and combines a research-based presentation with the use of theatre and role-play.
For two decades, RESPECT has helped give children, teens, college students and adults throughout Nebraska and Iowa the skills they need to prevent and to stop bullying and other forms of abuse in relationships. To see what RESPECT is doing to keep the community safe, follow them on Facebook (@respect2) or visit the website at www.respect2all.org.