WHAT IS REP?
REP stands for the Relationship Education Project, formerly known as The Megan Project. REP is Safe Harbor’s primary prevention program and curriculum targeted towards young people. REP is designed to create a safe place for young people to think critically, develop tools and skills, and promote healthy relationships in their lives to prevent relationship abuse.
REP visits classrooms and community spaces throughout Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Prevention Coordinators create space for young people to discuss healthy and unhealthy relationships, the warning signs of relationship abuse, and develop skills to keep relationships healthy. The conversation also includes what young people can do if they or someone they know is involved in a violent or dangerous relationship.
REP FORMATS: REP 1, 5, or 8
REP is currently offered in three different formats.
REP 1 is our basic curriculum offered in a 45 – 90 minute block. This one-time presentation is aimed to equip students with the basics of dating violence. We discuss definitions & types of abuse, warnings signs, relevant stories and how to prevent and respond to dating violence.
REP 5 is a 5-class curriculum (designed for 90-minute classes, but can be modified) that dives deeper into the issue allowing students the time for interaction and engagement. Educators use a variety of teaching methods: full-length movie, group work, activities, video clips, and music to teach students. We discuss relevant topics such as “sexting”, jealousy, healthy relationships and personal boundaries, how the media influences our actions and beliefs, and powerful stories of victims and survivors. The class lessons include Introduction to Dating Violence, Dating Violence 101, Learning through Film, Digital Abuse & The Media, and The Power of Prevention.
REP 8 is an 8-class curriculum that adds onto the 5 classes with lessons titled, Healthy Relationships, and A Closer Look at Violence. We are able to discuss healthy break-ups, conflict resolution (“fighting fair”) and further investigate why dating violence happens.
Engage, educate, and empower students to make healthy relationship choices and bring this knowledge to their community.
Help eradicate dating violence and build a future generation of advocates for dating and domestic violence.
To schedule a REP presentation for your classroom or school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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