Dating violence and healthy relationships
Students are encouraged to use the services themselves and/or refer others they know who may be in need now or in the future. The Healthy Relationships program is typically taught over five consecutive days.The lessons utilize a variety of teaching tools to meet students’ different learning needs, including but not limited to: visual materials (including a short video depicting one example of an unhealthy relationship between teenagers), interactive relationship scenarios and games, examples of current, popular music and advertisements and the messages they send about relationships, and skill-building exercises around setting boundaries and being an ally.
It aims to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault by educating and empowering teens to teach their peers about healthy relationships.Our Educators are always available to speak privately to any student who wishes to do so and students are reminded that Safe Futures continues to be a resource to them long after the program is over. Student reflect on different scenarios to determine which fit the definition of sexual harassment, with a focus on behaviors they might witness from their peers in school.February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for libraries to highlight resources that can help teens identify the warning signs of problematic relationships and to see what healthy relationships can look like.Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about sexual violence, and most people are unaware of the details of Connecticut’s sexual violence law (Our goal in teaching about sexual violence is not to scare students, but to provide them with accurate, necessary information to protect themselves and others from an all-too frequent crime. We educate students about the rate of sexual violence and highlight areas of Connecticut’s sexual violence law that could greatly impact them.Now I’m going to control myself and see how I can be better.” – High school student Sexual Violence Why do we cover sexual violence in high school?
In addition to the alarming statistics about the frequency of teen dating violence and sexual assault, we know that drinking and drug use play a large role in sexual violence.
I had great feelings for my ex-girlfriend, I would text her like crazy and couldn’t stop thinking about her.
I always wanted to be with her, then we broke up and I was angry for awhile, and I’m glad I didn’t do anything crazy.
Nationally, one in three adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
(loveisrespect.org) By the time a young woman leaves college there is a 25% chance she will be a victim of sexual violence or attempted sexual violence (oneinfourusa.org).
But it is not and it does make sense that someone who is jealous could kill someone, or commit suicide.