Statistics indicate 1 in 3 teens have or will experience dating violence. For almost 20 years, Safehome has provided education to youth on healthy and unhealthy relationships to prevent further violence. Middle and high school is the time when youth learn to develop impactful relationships with their friends, family, and dating partners. The dynamics of these relationships lay a foundation for all relationships throughout their lifetime.
Safehome offers the following Healthy Relationships Curriculum Lessons:
- Dating Violence and Unhealthy Relationships
- Causes and Effects of Violence
- Healthy Relationships
- Respect, Boundaries, and Communication
- Technology, Media, and Digital Safety
- Sexual Harassment and Sexting
- Consent and Victim Blaming
- Engaging Bystanders
- How to Help a Friend
High School Curriculum (8 lessons)
Safehome’s 9th-12th grade curriculum educates youth about safe and healthy relationships, dating violence, consent, bystander intervention, and more.
2018 High School Curriculum
Curriculum Mix-n-Match (Don’t have time for 8 sessions?)
You can choose 4 stand-alone lessons. You may speak to our educators about the recommended topics for your students.
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Participants learn that healthy dating relationships are based on equality and respect. They learn to recognize signs of abusive relationships, how to seek help, and how to stand up to unhealthy relationship behaviors around them.
Middle School Curriculum
From the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence comes In Their Shoes, an interactive tool that uses real life scenarios to educate audiences about teen dating violence. This activity is ideal for both teens and the professionals who work with them. Facilitated by a Safehome educator, it takes one hour to complete and is great for groups that would like a one-time presentation that is powerful and informative. (Ask about In Her Shoes, for adults.)
Technology and Media Influence on Relationships
Participants will learn about responsible media consumption, staying safe while navigating different technology, and how to advocate for healthy and respectful media use among their peers.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call 913.432.9300 and ask for the Education and Prevention Coordinator.
Elementary School Curriculum
Friendships Don’t Hurt
Participants will learn healthy communication styles, how to establish personal boundaries and how to develop healthy and respectful friendships with their peers
What local students have learned from the Healthy Relationships Curriculum:
“My favorite part was how the lessons directly related to things we see everyday in the media. I never realized how unhealthy society is, and it made the lessons that much more real when I could take what I learned and apply it to things I see everyday.” – Erin, age 16
“The lessons gave me information about how not to be abusive and they taught me that I don’t have to be uncomfortable and that I can talk to someone about it.” – Tim, age 15
“I learned how to stay out of abusive relationships and learned more about healthy ones. I also learned different ways to communicate with my friends and peers.” – Keri, age 13
All curriculum is available to middle and high school students in the Johnson County area.
If you would like more information about implementing the Healthy Relationships curriculum in your school, please call 913.432.9300 and ask for the Community and Youth Educator.
“The Outrage” is an educational performance piece that addresses the topics of teen dating violence and sexual assault. In this video, actors state statistics about teen dating violence and sexual assault. All material is copyrighted. Contact Safehome to purchase “The Outrage” script.
You may also request a speaker by filling out our online form.