Healthy Relationships for Teens

About the Program

The program is designed to explore family-of-origin influences and issues as they relate to family, love and marital relationships. The goal of the program is to provide students with information, services and skills to help them establish, build, and maintain healthy life relationships. It will also teach students sound life management techniques that will raise their consciousness about life choices the impact their lives, and our society.

Curriculum & Program Credibility

The TWOgether Pittsburgh High School Education Module for Healthy Relationships meets the requirement for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences. The selected curriculum is The Dibble Fund for Marriage Education, which includes two components: Connections: Dating & Emotions and Connections: Relationships & Marriage. The curriculum has been reviewed and recommended by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Director of Family Consumer Sciences. It is designed to increase communication, enhance problem solving, and conflict resolution skills, with the goal of reducing substance abuse, at-risk behaviors, and teen pregnancy.

What's It All About?

The High School Relationship Education Module of the TWOgether Pittsburgh initiative is created to equip high school students with information, services and skills. Students will learn some basic standards that will assist them with a present and future commitment to healthy, balanced relationships. The program will prepare them to establish, build, and maintain healthy life relationships, such as marriage, which will have a major impact on their lives. It is also designed to teach students sound life management techniques, raise their consciousness about life choices, and explore family-of-origin influences and issues as they relate to family, love and marriage.

Is It for Me?

The program will be available to high school students in the five selected partner high schools and community organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

What should I expect?

The selected curriculum is The Dibble Fund for Marriage Education. It involves two separate components: Connections: Dating and Emotions and Connections: Relationships and Marriage. The High School Relationship Education Module will meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences. The program can be offered after school, weekends or in conjunction with the Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum, during the school calendar year.

The curriculum is designed to increase communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills, with the goal of reducing substance abuse, at-risk behaviors, and teen pregnancy. This program can demonstrate an improved school climate related to interpersonal interactions, friendships, and school-family-community involvement.

Schedule

Healthy Relationships for Teens

For additional information, contact Nancy Hornsby: 412-741-8550 x117 or nhornsby@familyguidance.net