Kaity’s Way is proud to incorporate the “In Their Shoes” activity to presentations and workshops.
It was developed by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) and allows students to walk in the shoes of a victim through role-playing.
The students become one of six characters navigating their way through real-life experiences that include stalking, sexting, homophobia and pregnancy.
They make choices about their relationships and move through the activity by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, police and other adult figures.
The one-hour, large-group activity allows students to feel more engaged and comfortable when talking about teen issues like dating violence and the importance of having healthy relationships. We also take adults through this activity, but they’re required to check their prefrontal cortex at the door.
The Kaity’s Way program has been so instrumental in illustrating dating violence to youth. I have been utilizing Kaity’s Way for two years and every single student I’ve taught has came out more educated and empowered. It feels so good to be able to equip youth with the skills to identify an unhealthy relationship and know that they can get the help they need to be safe. Thank you to Bobbi and the Kaity’s Way program for your amazing program and passion for educating our youth!