Anyone can download and share the presentations to start the discussion about sexual harassment and assault in their school or community
Yes, these .pdf formatted slide presentations are free for anyone to instantly download and use for nonprofit, educational purposes. We ask that you please do not alter or revise any Power Topics slides. If you personally create additional content for your group, please do not use the SASH Club logo on those materials.
Not necessarily. You can choose any topic you want. Click the preview icon for each topic to quickly review the slides and select the presentations most appropriate for your group.
Most presentations run about 30 minutes, including discussion breaks. The diverse views and experiences of your group are essential to a robust exchange of ideas. You should actively promote discussion and take as much time as needed to make sure everyone is heard.
SASH Club is a project of Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS), a national nonprofit specifically created to address sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools. The SASH Club Power Topics presentations were written and approved by our team of advocates, teachers, students, and experts.
The SASH Club Power Topics presentations are appropriate for anyone ages 12 and above but are generally written for high school students. We recommend that all presentations be previewed by an adult advisor or other knowledgeable person.
Some SASH Club Power Topics presentations have downloadable presenter notes represented by the icon to the right of the presentation download button. You should also talk to an adult advisor or other knowledgeable person for support and guidance before showing Power Topics.
Some presentations may have notations in places to show a short video. We recommend that you download in advance any video(s) accompanying a presentation, using the icons on the webpage. You can also find all the videos on the SASH Club YouTube channel.
Not at all! You can start a SASH Club in a school, youth organization, community group, scouting or faith-based organization, or without an affiliation to any organization. You can even form a virtual SASH Club and organize completely online.
Visit the Start a SASH Club page to download the How to Start a SASH Club Guide. There you can also download an introductory slide presentation to share at a student club open house or post online to announce your SASH Club and recruit members. There is also a downloadable flyer to announce your club.
We recommend you have one or more adult advisors for your SASH Club to support activities. They can also provide perspective and context to guide use of the SASH Club Power Topics presentations. Adult advisors can be parents, school staff, counselors, young adults, college-age mentors, or community members.
For a school SASH Club, faculty advisors will likely be required. They will help get approval to conduct activities in the school.
All SASH Club adult and faculty advisors should be aware of their state laws defining mandated reporters, who are required by law to report suspected child abuse and possibly child-on-child sexual misconduct to state child protective services or to law enforcement.
If your club includes an adult advisor with mandated reporter obligations, the club should review strategies that include use of hypotheticals (e.g. “this happened to a friend of mine”) for anyone sharing private experiences. See the SASH Club Power Topics presentation on Confidentiality for more information.
We encourage you to let us know about your SASH Club to receive important updates and news. We only ask for your name, email address, state of residence, and the type of club. Supplying this information is not required to use any of the Power Topics.