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Healthy Relationships & Safe Dating

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Katie Reed

on 23 December 2013

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Transcript of Healthy Relationships & Safe Dating

Healthy Relationships & Safe Dating
How do YOU Want to
be Treated & Treat Others?
Let's talk about dating...
How do you know when
someone is your boyfriend or girlfriend?

What do you look for in a dating partner?

How do you want to be treated by a dating partner?

How can you tell if someone is being abused by, or abusing, their dating partner?
"Dating" as defined by urban dictionary...
"Dating is where two people who are attracted to each other spend time together to see if they also can stand to be around each other most of the time; if this is successful they develop a relationship, although sometimes a relationship develops anyways."
You may be thinking that will NEVER happen to me...
12% of Alabama high school students report being
physically harmed by a dating partner

1 in 4 high school students report having been
psychologically abused by a dating partner

1 in 10 Alabama teens report being forced to have sex
against their will

1 in 4 young women and 1 in 6 young men have experienced sexual assault.

Of all the US women who are victims of date rape each year, 38% are young women between 14-17 years of age

Teens from all neighborhoods, income levels, ethnic groups, genders and sexual identities experience abuse in dating relationships. It can happen to anyone.
Physical Harm:
Forced Unwanted Sexual Action
Throwing Things
Damaging Property
Keeping someone
from leaving
Use of weapon
Emotional Harm:
Name Calling
Extreme Jealousy
Controlling Behavior
Guilt Trips
Dating Abuse Includes:
YOU deserve to be loved, respected, and treated well in your relationships. You are valuable and important.

There is NEVER any excuse for abuse.
Healthy Vs. Unhealthy
What is an unhealthy relationship?

What are characteristics of an abusive relationship?

Unhealthy relationships are not always abusive.

Some Scenarios:
Jason & Megan: What warning signs did you see in this situation?

Kiki & Juan: Is this an example of abuse?

Tyrone & Nichole: What was different about this abuse?

Travis & Jay: What form of abuse did you see in this example? Do you have any prejudice that keeps you from seeing this as abuse?
What is a caring relationship?

What are some characteristics of a healthy relationship?

Treated as
Treated like a king or queen
Cheated on
Treated equally
Why Do People
Abuse comes from a desire for POWER & CONTROL over the way a person...
1) Acts 2) Thinks 3) Feels
Abuse is not a result of...
1) Mental Illness 2) Alcohol or Drugs
3) Genetics 4) Stress or Anger
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