Understanding Consent in Relationships: A Community Conversation

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Teens and parents are invited to join Rosie Enyart and Leslie Coplin from YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services for an interactive conversation about building healthy relationships through communication, boundaries, and consent. This discussion will include information about the ways sexual violence can show up in abusive relationships, the differences between the terms “domestic violence” and “sexual violence,” and the dynamics of consent in healthy relationships.  

This discussion sponsored by the Darien Domestic Abuse Council, Respect Works, and Darien Library.

About the Presenters

Rosie Enyart is a Domestic Violence Advocate and Violence Prevention Coordinator for YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. 

Rosie facilitates violence prevention education programs throughout the Greenwich Public School system and greater community to encourage youth to foster healthier relationships. In addition to violence prevention work, Rosie also serves as a confidential resource for Greenwich students experiencing unhealthy and unsafe relationships. By leaning into humor and authenticity, Rosie creates an emotionally safe space for participants of diverse identities to explore and practice healthy relationship skills and is a highly trusted source of information and support for youth in our community. Prior to her work at YWCA Greenwich, Rosie served as a sexual assault crisis counselor, providing confidential support services to survivors of sexual abuse. 

Leslie Coplin, LMSW is a Domestic Violence Advocate and Training and Community Engagement Coordinator for YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services.

Leslie began her career at YWCA Greenwich facilitating Prevention Education Programs in the Greenwich Public Schools and regularly presents about the dynamics of teen dating violence and the components of healthy dating relationships to teens and young adults and specializes in speaking with parents on keeping the lines of communication open to support their children to foster healthy relationships. Leslie’s presentations include original content around protective factors such as practical parenting, gender stereotypes, the impact of social media, elder abuse, media representation and the loneliness epidemic informed by the concepts of equity, inclusion and cultural humility. Leslie also delivers trainings to professionals and services providers on the dynamics of intimate partner violence and how to safely work with victims of abuse. Leslie’s previous career was in performing, television production and talent booking for shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and The Ricki Lake Show.

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