empowers youth with the skills needed to further their own personal development, to form and maintain healthy relationships, to make wise sexual decisions, and to work towards success with education and employment.
All youth, regardless of sexual orientation, have attractions, emotions and desires for healthy relationships.
Love isn’t something that just disappears overnight.
All youth need skills and knowledge to navigate their relationships and make wise sexual choices. Building Models and Confidence for Healthy Relationships Many young people today lack models of healthy relationships.
A recent survey of disadvantaged youth reported that while respondents could list general qualities for healthy relationships, when asked if they saw many around them, they said, “No.” More sadly, they said they had little confidence they would be able to achieve a healthy relationship despite their aspirations to develop one. offers young people—including young parents—knowledge of what a healthy relationship is and isn’t, as well as skills for handling the early chemistry of attraction and choosing partners wisely.
This process can intensify when an abusive partner uses , and certain aspects of the victim’s own personality and perspective fade over time.
By doing this, the victim learns how to “appease” the abusive partner, which may temporarily keep them from being hurt.
Love comes with a lot of investment of time, energy and Abuse typically doesn’t happen right away in a relationship, and it tends to escalate over time as an abusive partner becomes more controlling.
You may remember the beginning of the relationship when your partner was charming and thoughtful.It is designed to help young people (16- 24 years of age) make wise relationship and sexual choices.Wise choices will assist them in achieving their education, employment, relationship and family goals, while poor relationship and sexual choices may create barriers to these goals.For example, these soft skills increase successful and cooperative interactions in the workplace.Employers report that soft skills are vital for the success of young people entering the workforce.” It can feel strange, confusing and even wrong to love someone who has chosen to be abusive.