This program is offered to students in grades 7 through 12.
(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).
It is imperative that we arm our students with the necessary tools to prevent dating and sexual violence.
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.
We work to dispel the many myths that exist about sexual violence and rape while providing practical skills for navigating risky situations.
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.
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?
Additionally, an overview of the services Safe Futures offers is provided to all of our students with particular attention given to the domestic violence and sexual assault hotline numbers.
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.
We must have these conversations early, as a means to dispel many pervasive myths about love, and to establish a new norm for what a healthy relationship is. The program guides students to answer the following questions: What is a healthy relationship, and what are the red flags that a relationship may be abusive?