Take a Stand FOR Healthy Teen Relationships

Take a Stand FOR Healthy Teen Relationships

Teach students to recognize healthy, safe qualities and behaviors in relationships with standards-aligned resources for in-school use.


Take A Stand for Healthy Relationships is an exciting new program from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and Discovery Education that teaches students how to understand and build healthy relationships. New standards-aligned curriculum will encourage important skills in communication, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence.


With self-paced modules and lesson plans, students will garner important skills in communication, self-awareness and emotional intelligence to help them build healthy relationships. Accompanying educator guides provide school staff with strategies to support students through the critical content. 


Module One - Developing Emotional Intelligence

Grades 6-12

Students will ...

  • Work to build an understanding of emotions
  • Explore what influences the thoughts and feelings they have about themselves and those around them
  • Examine the importance of empathy when it comes to interpersonal relationships

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Module Two - External Influencers

Grades 6-12

Students will ...

  • Explore messages the media propagates about men and women
  • Reflect on the impact those messages may have on a person's ability to maintain healthy relationships
  • Deconstruct these external influecers and "flip the script" by changing the lens they use when consuming these sources

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Module 3 - Love and Respect

Grades 6-12

Students will ...

  • Reflect on love as it's represented in different types of relationships
  • Explore healthy, respectful and safe relationship examples while focusing on healthy conflict and treating one another well
  • Learn how to build health relationships from the beginning

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Module 4 - Creating Healthy Relationships

Grades 6-12

Students will ...

  • Debate the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, while considering the warning signs of abuse
  • Work to define dating abuse and explore statistics surrounding teen dating violence
  • Unpack the components of abuse, test their own relationships for warning signs, and reflect on the results

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Module 5 - Allying Healthy Safe Romantic Relationships

Grades 6-12

Students will ...

  • Focus on becoming active instead of passive in moments of choice in order to Take a Stand FOR Healthy Relationships in their own lives and the lives of those around them

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Module 6 - Taking a Stand

Grades 6-12

Students will ...

  • Focus on learning how to make a greater effort to stop violence by integrating NCADV's Take a Stand campaign

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Explore additional resources from NCADV to learn more about the issues surrounding domestic violence.

What Is Teen Dating Violence?

Facts About Teen Dating Violence

Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence

How to Help: When a Student Is Being Abused

Where to Get Help for Abused Teens

Mandatory Reporting and Teen Dating Violence


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors and works as the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. NCADV does this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive change. For more information about NCADV, visit www.ncadv.org.

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K- 12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education's services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number of nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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