MTV’s “True Life: Ultimatum” used with permission by MTV. Loveisrespect recognizes the impact, benefit and necessity of having peers lead this important conversation about healthy relationships.
The Start Talking program requires two students to serve as peer leaders –- assisting in implementing activities and discussion during Sessions 1-6 and then taking a leadership role for the remaining sessions as they implement service-learning based advocacy activities.
Through their service-learning experience, peer leaders and youth participants will receive an enriching, personal experience with the program.
The program components section has descriptions of the classroom presentations and strategies for educators including: "Teaching about Feelings, Touches and Words", "Teaching No-Go-TELL", "Teaching about Body Parts", "Teaching about Sexual Harassment / Bullying", "Role-play examples", and "Teaching Healthy Sexuality Education". A comprehensive Educator's Guide, student self-guided resource and adult presentation are also included on the DVD. Adults gain knowledge to build safer relationships within their organizations and communities.” Programs include: c.a.r.e. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students learn to recognize and change destructive patterns of behavior before they are transferred to adult relationships.
Through it, teens, parents, teachers and service providers are receiving tools and resources they need to promote healthy relationships.
On this page, you’ll find information about the innovative Start Talking Curriculum.
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By building healthy school environments we provide opportunities to engage students in developing healthy relationships and decision-making to provide a solid foundation for their learning experience. A five day program curriculum for engaging young men into a discussion of the relationship between masculinity and sexual violence, and then enabling them to take an active role in the movement to prevent sexual violence. “In Touch With Teens program was developed in response to the growing awareness of violence in teen relationships. Handout included: “Unique Aspects of Teen Abusive Relationships.” For more information, contact the Family Violence Law Center at 510-540-5370. National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Harrisburg, PA.
This paper describes a pilot Making the Peace (MTP) project conducted in 1996-97, funded by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRC), to adapt and present MTP intensively at two "high-risk" metropolitan schools.
The paper describes a comprehensive curriculum, training and organizing program designed by staff of the Oakland Men's Project to prevent male-to-female family and dating violence among youth ages 14-19.
This Making the Peace (MTP) curriculum, originally published in 1997, includes an organizers' manual, teachers' guide, 15 session curriculum and handout packages for educators, administrators and family violence community-based organizations on preventing family / relationship violence in an entire school district. doc_id=968&find_type=web_desc_NRCDVV CAMH Centre for Prevention Science. (n.d) The Fourth R: Promoting healthy youth relationships in collaboration with parents, schools, and communities. This program brochure describes the comprehensive program that includes a whole-school approach to violence prevention and healthy relationship promotion with four main components: 1) individual/peer, 2) school, 3) parent, and 4) community.
The table of contents and introduction for the Youth Safe Schools Committee Manual are included.