Over 200 female students and several staff members at OLCHS participated in a two-part workshop entitled “Sex, Lies, and Social Media” in the new Performing Arts Center during Spartan Plus. Kara Thompson, MSW and Prevention Advocate with the Selah Freedom Foundation, stressed the importance of healthy relationships.
Thompson discussed numerous practical techniques to do when someone is trying to take advantage in a relationship. She modeled dialogues students can have with their parents and friends and illustrated how to advocate for friends who may be in an unhealthy relationship. The second portion of the workshop centered on a question and answer session.
According to their website, Selah Freedom is a national organization with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through strong programs centered on awareness, prevention, outreach and residential services.
Erin Lee, Social Worker, and Jamie Hernandez, Dean of Students, were integral planners of this event. Plans are being made to bring Selah Freedom back to OLCHS to continue training.