The Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) works to promote a culture of safety and respect by championing policies for gender equity, as well as clear consent communication in sexual relationships. We support many efforts around sexual assault prevention, awareness, and services for survivors; consent-inclusive sexual health education; affirmative consent policies; anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies related to sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), or marital or parental status; and more.
Youth Advisory Councils
Michigan Youth Trans Voice
MY Trans Voice (MY TV) is a southeast Michigan youth advisory council in collaboration with Stand with Trans that focuses on the unique needs of transgender/non-binary youth. We have representatives (ages 13-21) from several counties (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, and St. Clair) and school districts across southeast Michigan. The goal of MYTV is to advocate for trans students in Michigan and to improve conditions for trans youth in their communities. As a group, MY Trans Voice engages in professional development opportunities to increase confidence and ability to advocate on behalf of the trans community. MY Trans Voice meets regularly to build community, work on collective goals to help create positive change in the community, and last but not least - have fun!
Michigan Youth Voice
MY Voice (Michgian Youth Voice) is the youth advisory council that MOASH coordinates. MY Voice exists to inform the services, programs and materials created for youth by MOASH and other community partners. In addition, MY Voice members are involved in various youth advocacy efforts throughout the year and use their voices of experience to improve services for youth across the state. MY Voice members have the opportunity to be trained on a variety of sexual health topics, undergo leadership development, gain communication skills and work on advocacy efforts. There is no specific criteria for members within MY Voice, but each year we try to prioritize diversity in different ways. Members are typically 16-21 but younger youth can be accepted on a case by case basis.
Michigan Coalition on Adolescent Sexual Health
MiCASH is a statewide group of professionals from a variety of different fields concerned about adolescent sexual health, including HIV/AIDS, STDs, family planning, domestic and sexual violence, youth development, LGBTQ+ youth, and other related issues. MiCASH members meet several times a year in various locations around the state, with meetings hosted by MOASH. The mission of MiCASH is to share information, network, collaborate, and support continuous learning that ultimately empowers youth with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions impacting their sexual health and relationships.
Washtenaw County Community Conversations
MOASH is working alongside the Michigan Department of Education, the Neutral Zone, the University of Michigan Spectrum Center, and Springmatter to implement the Washtenaw County Community Conversations (WC3) program. Among other objectives, the program seeks to develop and implement community workshops in each of the nine Washtenaw County school districts in order to raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ students. The goal of these workshops is to increase sexual orientation and gender identity awareness, knowledge, and allyship skills among community members.
Infographics and Toolkits
K-5 Consent Toolkit Full
This toolkit, designed in collaboration with local and statewide organizations, schools, parents, and students, led by MOASH, guides educators, parents, care- givers, and students through choosing appropriate consent-related curriculum and resources for their classrooms, districts, and households.
Youth Sexual Violence Social Norms Survey
In 2021 the MOASH-coordinated Sexual Violence Prevention Team and the MOASH youth advisory council Michigan Youth Consent Advisory Board (MY CAB) created and disseminated a survey to Michigan youth to collect data about how youth in Michigan create, understand, and accept sexual violence norms. This report summarizes the collected data and can be used to support violence prevention programs in schools and as evidence of the lack of understanding youth have about violence and consent. This survey was modeled after MPHI's 2019 Michigan Sexual Violence Prevention Survey.