“We expect students to know how to navigate the world of dating relationships successfully yet we do little in terms of formal education to prepare them for it. The KBEP is an amazing step in the right direction to change that.”
Rhode Island Teacher
Our relationship violence prevention curriculum is designed for students in fifth grade through high school. Our fifth through eighth grade curricula are designed as five sessions, and our high school curriculum is designed as four sessions. Each session is designed for delivery in a classroom setting, with 50-60 minutes for each session of up to 35 students at a time, with a longer session available to accommodate high schools that use block scheduling. Each grade includes lecture, discussion, group and individual activities, handouts, and worksheets.
Some topics discussed in the curricula:
- Types of violence
- Rights in relationships
- Personal power and self-esteem
- Conflict resolution
- Bullying and peer relational aggression
- Standing up for yourself versus fighting back
- Components of healthy relationships, including friendship and dating
- Taking responsibility for choices and actions
- Healthy expression of anger
- Expectations of dating relationships
- Stereotypes/the media’s portrayal of gender roles
- The cycle of violence and warning signs
In order to ensure the success of all students involved, regardless of learning needs or abilities, the KBEP curriculum can always be adapted by the educator to suit the dynamic of a particular classroom. When the curriculum is being delivered in a nontraditional setting, it is modified to ensure that the topics are relevant and age-appropriate, and that the specific needs of the group are met.
For more information about scheduling the KBEP, please contact our Executive Director, Claire S. McVicker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (508)678-4466.
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