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WHAT IS REP?

REP stands for the Relationship Education Project, formerly known as The Megan Project. REP is Safe Harbor’s dating violence awareness and education program. REP is designed to enhance students’ awareness of dating abuse and healthy relationships through education and interaction.

REP Educators visit classrooms and assemblies in high schools and middle schools throughout Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Educators talk with students about characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, the cycle of abuse and the warning signs of relationship violence. The conversation also includes current stories regarding dating abuse and explains what students can do if they or someone they know is involved in a violent or dangerous relationship.

Students are involved in the subject matter through discussion and are encouraged to express their own opinion and thoughts.

REP FORMATS: REP 1, 5, or 8

REP is currently offered in three different formats.

REP 1

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

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

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.

REP GOALS

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 info@repsc.org.

Looking for the “Recognizing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence: An Educator’s Guide” reference webpage? Click here!

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