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  1. Relationships Healthy Relationships Lesson 1 7th Grade

  2. Reasons TO DEVELOP healthy relationships • Get to know other people • Develop friendships • Find companionship and support • Explore the characteristics they would like in a future spouse 7th Grade

  3. Developing Healthy Relationships • Initial attraction • Two people are attracted to each other and want to get to know each other better • Friendship • As the two people get to know each other better, they find they have some things in common • Close friendship • The two people get to know each other’s values and feelings and enjoy doing things together (“dating”) • Deep friendship • The two people confide in, trust, and support each other • Lifelong love • Two people feel they can commit to each other for life. This relationship may lead to marriage 7th Grade

  4. Looking for the Right Person • Look for a friend or dating partner who… • Is unselfish • Treats others well • Is tolerant and respectful • Has similar values • Is fun to be with • Respects himself / herself • Date someone you enjoy being around 7th Grade

  5. Being the Right Person • Becoming a good friend or dating partner is important • A person of integrity and character • A person others respect • Honest • Trustworthy • Generous • Not possessive 7th Grade

  6. Avoiding the Wrong Person • Do not date a person who • Hurts you physically or emotionally • Doesn’t respect your morals and values • Makes you feel badly about yourself • Is extremely jealous 7th Grade

  7. Ending Relationships • Most dating relationships that begin during adolescence are not going to become a life long relationship. • When a relationship does end be respectful of the other person’s feelings. 7th Grade

  8. This is the end of the Healthy Relationships Lesson 1 STOP HERE 7th Grade

  9. Relationships Unhealthy Relationships Lesson 2 7th Grade

  10. WHAT IS TEEN DATING ABUSE? A pattern of physically, sexually, verbally, and/or emotionally abusive or controlling behavior in a dating relationship. 7th Grade

  11. What is Teen Dating Abuse? • A pattern of physically, sexually, verbally, and/or emotionally abusive or controlling behavior in a dating relationship. 7th Grade

  12. WHAT IS PHYSICAL ABUSE • Any unwanted contact with another person’s body. Physical abuse does not have to leave a mark or a bruise. Spitting Slapping Biting Scratching Pinching Using a weapon Pushing Physical Restraint Kicking Shoving Pulling Hair Burning Strangling Punching Choking 7th Grade

  13. VERBAL / EMOTIONAL ABUSE Saying or doing something to another person that causes that person to be afraid and/or have lower self-esteem. Trying to manipulate or control another person’s feelings or behaviors. This can include online posts or digital communications designed to threaten, harass, or embarrass. Making unwanted comments or sending unwanted messages of sexual nature to the person. Threatening to commit suicide Insulting the person or his/her family or friends Embarrassing the person in front of others Telling the person what to do Intimidating the person Stalking Spreading negative rumors about the person Making racial, ethnic, or religious slurs about the person he/she care for Name Calling Yelling or Screaming Making the person feel guilty Put Downs 7th Grade