Consent & Body Autonomy
“My body belongs to me. I decide what’s right for me.” Understanding and practicing consent and bodily autonomy allows children to feel empowered through making decisions about their own body as well as respecting the boundaries and bodies of others. A child who understands their control over their body is less likely to be a victim of sexual abuse and more capable of creating and maintaining healthy relationships into adulthood. This collection of resources offers information about consent, sexual consent, and bodily autonomy as abuse-prevention for children and youth.