Healthy Youth Dating Relationships

Healthy Youth Dating Relationships

Red Cross Healthy Youth Relationships is an educational program for students in middle and high school grades which offers teens the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent relationship violence.

How schools can be involved in the Healthy Youth Relationships program

The Red Cross Healthy Youth Relationships program consists of 12 experiential lessons, aligned and packaged for specific grade levels: Gr. 7-8, Gr. 9-10, and Gr. 11-12.  The grade lessons build on each
other to enhance learning through games, videos, role plays, and discussions. Read more about the Healthy Youth Relationships program for schools.

Schools can:

  1. Use the grade-specific lessons to integrate healthy relationships skills into classroom teaching, and support provincial/territorial curriculum outcomes.

    Teachers can purchase the Healthy Youth Relationships Lesson Packages from and deliver the program in their classroom.

  1. Train students as Youth Facilitators to co-facilitate the Healthy Youth Relationships lesson activities to younger students, alongside a teacher. Contact Alpha Life Trainers to book a Healthy Youth Relationships Youth Facilitator Training!
    • The school signs a Service Agreement
    • Alpha Life Trainers conduct a 14-hour training with students to certify them as Youth Facilitators.

Take the free Healthy Youth Relationships online course for youth!

Facts on Violence in Youth Relationships

Adolescents who experience dating violence are not only at an increased risk of being physically injured, but are also more likely to report binge drinking, suicide attempts, physical fighting, and sexual activity.