Welcome to the Center for Respect
There are so many questions about boundaries, respect, consent, bystander intervention, supporting survivors, and creating cultural transformation that it can feel overwhelming for many people, communities, and organizations. Confusion is widespread in middle schools, high schools, college campuses, the military, and in businesses of all sizes.
Our mission is to provide clarity and solutions.
We teach precise “How To” skills each person can implement for creating a culture of respect every day.
FOR US, THE WORK IS PERSONAL
After his sister was sexually assaulted in 1989, our Founder, Mike Domitrz, became committed to reducing sexual violence from ever happening to others. He began speaking out in schools. In 2002, Mike created The Center for Respect (at the time, the name was The Date Safe Project).
The core team of The Center for Respect continues to be:
In a world where people are constantly being told “What Not To Do,” The Center for Respect understands that the most effective and proven approach is to give people positive how-to skills and helpful insights for specific actions they can take for building a culture of respect in their lives and in the lives of others.
WHAT WE DO:
The Core Values of The Center for Respect
Let’s Build Mutually Amazing Relationships in Every Area of Our Lives.
The Center for Respect logo was inspired by the Triskelion which has had many different symbolizations throughout the history of human existence.
We chose the Triskelion for its representation of forward and ongoing progress!! The inner most circle is the core of Respect - where everything else starts and flows from. We love the 3 forces from within that move the triskelion. For the Center for Respect, those 3 forces are dignity, empathy, and mutuality. The outer circle represents a positive force for never-ending transformation for us and those we serve.
Our Founder, Mike Domitrz, speaks in over 70 cities a year across the globe representing all of us here at The Center for Respect. In addition to sharing on stages and in classrooms, you can catch Mike on podcasts, in publications, and on TV & Radio shows – sharing the lessons we teach with the world here at The Center for Respect. You might have seen Mike as a featured expert on Dateline NBC’s special series “My Kid Would Never Do That.” As you continue to visit our website, we invite you to participate. Join our mission to make a positive impact for all genders and identities around the world and subscribe to our show; The RESPECT Podcast: Exploring Work, Love, & Life