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Talking with Teens About Relationships

  • Aspen High School 235 High School Road Aspen, CO 81611 (map)

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Response and Aspen Family Connections are bringing former NFL football player and violence prevention educator, Derek McCoy, to Aspen for a day of learning. Brought to you by RESPONSE and AFC

Talking with Teens About Relationships

With Derek McCoy of Project PAVE

October 21st, 5:30-7:30

Aspen High School Commons

This workshop will provide both parents and teens with insights into teen relationships and identity. Derek will lead a discussion of how we can practice healthier approaches to masculine and feminine socialization norms. He will present activities that address important issues such as emotional regulation as well as masculinized and feminized associations for behaviors. He will also guide a conversation around quality human values and interactions. Derek is an inspiring and articulate speaker and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity to see him speak in our community.

Derek Mccoy is Director of Prevention programs at Project PAVE in Denver. Project PAVE is a non-profit with decades of experience specializing in relationship violence prevention and intervention services. Prior to working with PAVE, Derek was a collegiate and professional football player, starring as a wide receiver at the University of Colorado from 2000-2003 before moving on to a brief career in the NFL. With the myriad of incidences of violence constantly spewing from the masculine community, near and far, Derek leads speaking engagements of alll sorts, that emphasize the opportunity we all have to create social justice through healthy expressions of gender identity and empowering relationships. Derek will be speaking to the Aspen High School freshman seminar during the day and to the AHS Varsity Football Team prior to an evening workshop for parents and teens.