The missing component in our education.
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For more information and for prices on any of our programs, please call (212) 477-0522
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS 101
"Healthy Relationships 101" utilizes in-class assignments, interactive coursework, journal writing and role-playing exercises to teach students a dynamic set of communicative and social skills that cultivate character development and support thriving, healthy relationships in all areas of students’ lives. The program is available in semester programs, 10-week programs, and assemblies and discusses various topics including the following:
The coursework helps students discover how to express their feelings and define relationships based on their core values.
At the conclusion of the course, a Relationship Foundation instructor will meet with the teacher to assess the effectiveness of the curriculum. These assessments evaluate the impact on the students and discuss ways to expand the program’s objectives.
Our Teacher Training Program instructs educators about effective approaches to incorporating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies into their classes. It provides a detailed curriculum with instructions and exercises to teach "Healthy Relationships 101" to their students and co-workers. This program focuses on the unique social and emotional challenges that students face every day.
Through this training, educators learn communication skills and practices that foster the students’ ability to engage in healthy inter-relating. It will also give teachers a new understanding of their students’ needs and feelings and how modern culture affects their relationships and their self-esteem.
This program includes printed materials, PDF handouts, and resources that support enhanced communication and understanding, not only with students, but also with parents, administrators, and fellow teachers.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS
We work with various organizations that serve communities in need. These trainings are targeted to professionals in social service agencies and organizations, but are also useful in business and corporate environments. The Relationship Foundation has provided trainings and resources for mental health providers, social workers and counselors that work in rehabilitation, violence prevention and social justice programs, as well as, in the United States prison system.
Through this training, we equip facilitators with communicative skills that will enable them to motivate their clients to broader learning and engagement. The program enriches their understanding of the significance of early childhood trauma and its effects and the resulting social issues impacting the lives of their clients. The training teaches facilitators how to work with their participants in a more sensitive and empathic way.
The testimonial below was provided by social workers in an anti-trafficking organization who participated in a professional development training by The Relationship Foundation. It illustrates the success we have had in our past staff trainings and the scope of our work.
In this workshop, parents explore their own perceptions of relationship dynamics. The instructor guides parents through key points and helps them define their relationships in terms of needs and feelings. Most importantly, the workshop provides parents with the tools to strengthen their relationships with their children and to foster their child's personal development and sense of self-worth and well-being.
The workshop includes a discussion on the ACE study and the impact of trauma on childhood development. Through inquiry and practice of our communication skill set, parents can share what they have learned with their children to help fortify the parent/child relationship and to foster their child's resiliency.
The presentation covers the key points of the "Healthy Relationships 101" curriculum. Using interactive exercises and role-playing, the instructor addresses perceptions of relationships, utilizing a highly effective communication skill set that promotes Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The main outcome of the workshop is to develop social and communication skills and to enhance empathetic listening among its participants. The benefits also include enhancing a deeper understanding of social issues, building resiliency, increasing self-esteem, and providing conflict resolution skills.
212 - 477 - 0522
New York, NY 10009