The SoSAFE! program is a set of visual and conceptual tools that are designed to promote social safety through the provision of a simplified and rule-governed model of social reality, that teaches the type and degree of verbal and physical intimacy appropriate with different categories of people.
At Black Mountain School, students are explicitly taught social safety through the use of the SoSAFE! program through the use of visuals and role playing exercises before practicing these skills in the wider community.
- The definition of private and public spaces
- The Talk Touch Triangle which teaches the type and degree of verbal and physical intimacy appropriate with different categories of people. Levels of verbal and physical intimacy are specified and taught for each person type.
- The Steps to Relationships teaches ways of moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner. STR is based on the concepts taught in the Talk Touch Triangle. Its main purpose is to encourage students and clients to move into intimate relationships in a gradual and safe manner starting with 'meeting people' and followed by four additional stages, all involving the concept of 'consent'.