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4. Who is HRC designed for?

HRC is a facilitator's guide for educators and others who work with youth in a variety of settings. The student-centered activities are designed to assist youth in the development of emotional intelligence, resiliency, problem solving, assertiveness, critical thinking, and other skills and attitudes necessary to form and maintain healthy relationships.

5. What are the key components of the program and how is it used?

The program consists of 53 user-friendly activities, dozens of reproducible student handouts and a comprehensive print and video resource appendix. Each activity is packaged to be delivered within a 45-minute to 1-hour time slot. The full program can take up to 75 hours of instructional time if the numerous extensions to the core activities are used. While the activities are designed to build thematically, educators can easily develop mini-modules to suit their time constraints and the specific needs of their students. The program is flexible enough to be integrated into ongoing multi-year curricula or it can be taught as a stand-alone curriculum. In the case of the latter, the three volumes are typically taught in sequential grades although selected activities are sometime taught out of sequence to meet specific needs. Alternatively, the entire program can be taught intensively in one year if sufficient class time is available.

6. How is the program organized?

The activities in Volume One, Dealing With Aggression, help students to recognize the range of emotions that can lead to violent outbursts, and they teach the basic communication skills needed to choose healthy alternatives to solve their problems.

The activities in Volume Two, Gender Equality and Media Awareness, examine the impact of gender stereotypes and the violent influence implicit in North American culture. Students use critical-thinking skills to analyze the power and control messages in popular culture--from TV to music—that can lead to violence in relationships.

The activities in Volume Three, Building Healthy Relationships, demonstrate the link between sexist attitudes and violent behaviors and the key role this link plays in teen dating violence and domestic violence. Students are also shown that respect, safety, equality, trust, empathy, and a sense of personal responsibility are the attitudes and values on which healthy relationships are built.

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How to purchase Healthy Relationships Curriculum

You can reach the developers and publishers of Healthy Relationships Curriculum through any of the following means:
Phone: (902) 457-4351
Fax: (902) 457-4597
E-mail: hrc@m4c.ns.ca

We look forward to hearing from you.



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