REACT is for schools, churches, community centers…anywhere youth gather!
REACT (Relationship Education And Communication Training) is a 7-session psycho-educational curriculum designed to enlighten and educate high school age youth about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships. Often youth engage in ‘normal’ behaviors but do not realize that these may actually be unhealthy or abusive. When we learn about ourselves, our influences, our strengths and our weaknesses, we are better able to evaluate our relationship decisions. Through education and hands on activities, REACT provides the audience with knowledge and skills necessary to engage in healthy relationships. In addition, REACT strives to help prevent interpersonal violence by incorporating lessons about domestic violence and promoting relationship safety.
Is ‘relationship education’ really a need?
Our youth spend much of their time focused on relationships. Shouldn’t we provide them with the ability to evaluate those relationships and make good decisions? Teens gather a significant amount of relationship information from daily life, the media, and what they observe, but there is usually no formal training. It’s time to change that and provide them with information that can prevent divorce and other family issues.
How do I get REACT Education?
Contact Pathways Counseling at Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services by phone at (618) 382-3907, or by email. The REACT Education curriculum can be used effectively in schools, churches, or any other service organization where youth gather. The program costs can be covered by violence prevention grant funding in schools and is also discounted for churches and youth groups. We would be happy to discuss your needs and determine how REACT can work for you!
Pathways currently offers the following educational options:
- Our staff can be hired to present REACT Education to your school, church group or other group of high school age youth.
- The program can be purchased by groups for their own use.
- Our REACT experts can be hired to train one of your own presenters.