START A CONVERSATION TODAY, WHAT IS A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP?
THERE IS BASICALLY NO DISCUSSION ABOUT RELATIONSHIP ABUSE TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES
Start a conversation . . .
WATCH THE PSA
- Create small groups with chairs in a circle
- Have each group identify ugly and awesome dating behaviors in the PSA
- Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Digital
- Ask, “How can ugly dating behavior harm a dating partner?”
- Make sure to include the person causing the harm and the person experiencing the harm
- Create a role-play to illustrate what UGLY love looks like in real life
- What can be awesome about LOVE?
- Create TOP 5 “must have” healthy love qualities in a dating partner
- Come back together as a large group, sit in circle, talk ONE at a time, share the ugly/awesome lists and role-play
- Most importantly, listen with respect
REVIEW SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
- Who is the ONE Adult who keeps you safe?
- How do I connect with Counseling Staff?
- How do I know it is time to CALL 911?
HELP & SUPPORT: TEXT “Listen” to 741741
and National Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474