The curriculum in the school component can also be presented by community resource people outside of the school setting.
Each session is 45-50 minutes in length and includes the following topics: defining caring relationships, defining dating abuse, why people abuse, helping friends, overcoming gender stereotypes, equal power through communication, how we feel/how we deal, and preventing sexual assault.
Similarly, for boys, high levels of parental bonding have been found to be associated with less externalizing behavior, which in turn is associated with less teen dating violence victimization.
Most of the handful of programs that have been empirically investigated are school-based and use a group format.
Lessons on sexual violence are often included as part of the Healthy Relationships curriculum.
What are the goals of the Healthy Relationships Program? A 2009 survey conducted by Safe Futures found that in our area of Connecticut 12% of high school students have experienced physical violence in a dating relationship.
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All of this will leave you feeling confident and finally in control of your love life!Program length varies from less than a day to more than 20 sessions.A few programs frame the issue using a feminist perspective, while others use a more skills-based and gender-neutral approach.It is imperative that we arm our students with the necessary tools to prevent dating and sexual violence.We must have these conversations early, as a means to dispel many pervasive myths about love, and to establish a new norm for what a healthy relationship is. The program guides students to answer the following questions: What is a healthy relationship, and what are the red flags that a relationship may be abusive?Booster sessions can also be offered after the initial administration of the curriculum.