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Healthy Relationships Program

The program comprising of whole class work for co-ed classes, and targeted group work for young people identified as being at risk of sexual assault.

Whole Class Sessions

This 2 session program is delivered in co-educational classes and covers issues relating to:

  • healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • types of violence
  • definitions of sexual assault
  • laws about age of consent to have sex
  • myths and statistics about sexual assault
  • strategies to reduce the risk of sexual assault
  • support networks and services
  • how to support a friend who has experienced a violent incident

The program is run in a participatory style using activities, videos and discussion.

Targeted Group Work

Targeted Group Work involves working with small groups (up to 12) of young people who are identified as being at risk of sexual assault. This may be due to previous experiences, risk-taking behaviours or participation in unhealthy relationships.

Group Work would usually be held during a double period each week for 4-6 weeks.

Aims

To prevent sexual violence through community education about healthy relationships, sexual assault and related issues.

Target group

Young people

Setting for delivery

Mostly delivered in school setting, sometimes delivered in community settings such as an Aboriginal cooperative or young parents’ group.

Contact

Maree Crabbe mcrabbe@brophy.org.au & Jennifer Chambers jchamber@brophy.org.au, 150 Liebig St, Warrnambool 3280 Ph: 5561 8888 Fax: 5561 8816

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