Other times, respect refers to deference towards a figure of authority, like a parent, relative, teacher, boss or even a police officer.In this context, it is presumed that respect should be given to those who have certain types of knowledge and power.This national effort helps parents, caregivers, older teens, educators, and other caring adults motivate teens to challenge harmful beliefs about dating violence and take steps to form healthy and respectful relationships. Sponsored by the Dinwiddie County Safe and Drug-Free Advisory Council, The James House, and the Virginia Department of Health. Crunching the Numbers on Dating Violence This lesson plan gives middle-school students the opportunity to examine dating violence data, provide them with a chance to challenge preconceived notions, develop analytical skills using the data and then, it is hoped that students are able to gain positive attitudes about forming their own positive dating relationships in the future.In a healthy relationship, partners are equals, which means that neither partner has “authority” over the other.Each partner is free to live their own life, which can include deciding to share some aspects of their life with their partner.People have a lot of different ideas about what the word “respect” means.
Choose Respect is designed to encourage positive action on the part of adolescents to form healthy, respectful relationships.
Teen dating violence and the behaviors that could lead to violence might be too sensitive for some younger students.
School policies should be reviewed before using this lesson.
Dating after domestic violence can be nerve-wracking and complicated.
If you’ve experienced domestic violence, you might have more trouble connecting with potential romantic partners, you might have a hard time trusting people or you might find that your perception of what is healthy/unhealthy in a relationship was warped by your abuser.
Students should have prior knowledge of the basics of the scientific method before beginning this lesson.