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