Whether Valentine’s Day is
approaching or this is a topic of interest to you and your residents at another
time of year, here are the tools you need to facilitate a workshop on healthy
At the conclusion of the course,
participants will be able to do some of the following:
what it means to be in a healthy relationship
ways to communicate with their partners
critically about how the media portrays relationships
Laptop/projector, easel with notepad, markers, chosen
handouts. If you only have time to watch part of a video, decide ahead of time
which part you will show and think about what discussion questions you will
workshop as a whole can take anywhere from 30
- 120 minutes, depending on what you choose to do. Be sure to establish
group agreements with participants as this can be a sensitive topic.
There are several directions in which you can gear your
- There is a short (15 mins) PowerPoint presentation available that reviews healthy
relationships and communication between partners. This could also be used as a
content guide to lead a discussion without showing the slides.
- There are several videos available for you to
borrow from Wellness or the Carolina Women’s Center
that cover a range of topics including gender and sex in the media, the
practice of “hooking up” in the college environment, and consent. Many of these
have discussion guides you can access online.
- You could also present one half of the
PowerPoint material, such as the part that covers the basics of healthy
relationships, and then follow-up with a video and discussion.
Note that there is a handout featuring an Equality Wheel developed by the National Center on Domestic and
Sexual Violence that could be given as a take-away or used as a conversation
Please comment on your experience with the health programming guide.
We really value your feedback and will use the information to tailor the
programming guide to your needs. Good, bad, or ugly, we want all of
your comments! Please take a few minutes to complete the survey for each module that you use. Thank you!!
Discussion – Supporting a Friend
Discussion – Understanding Relationships in the Media
Bulletin Boards Available:
Be My Valentine Bulletin Board
Healthy Relationships and Communication
Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
For more information, see:
Interpersonal Violence Prevention
Healthy Relationships Health Topic
UNC Safe Website
Healthy Relationships Resources