ABCs of a Healthy Relationship
The ABCs of Healthy Relationships: Awareness, Balance and Choices, includes information, skill building and value clarification activities, as well as resources and conversation starters. Use The ABCs as your guide when evaluating your current relationships and developing new ones later in life.
Relationships can play a major role in our lives, especially during the teen years. However, not all relationships are healthy. Sometimes we associate with people who may not have our best interests in mind. It's vital that you learn to recognize a healthy relationship from a harmful one.
"The ABCs of Healthy Relationships" includes skill-building activities and value clarification exercises to help you develop healthy relationships. Our slogan is: Run your relationships; don't let them run you. We believe that you are in charge of each of your relationships.
In order to stay in charge, teens need to make conscious choices about relationships, understand what they expect from other people and have open communication with partners about intimate issues. They need to be clear on the healthy and unhealthy components of their relationships.
To get started, we begin with looking at all types of relationships.
Below are sources PAMF accessed when researching this topic. PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them.
What Do You Stand For? A Kid's Guide to Building Character, Barbara Lewis (1998). Free Spirit Publishing .
National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799 SAFE (7233)
Rape, Abuse and Incest national Network (RAINN), 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Developed with funding from the Education Division of PAMF and Youth Venture.
Last reviewed May 2012
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