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What’s Updated in Relationship Smarts Plus 5.0?

NEW Content!

  • Sex trafficking prevention
  • Navigating Relationships in the Digital Age with additional focus on online sharing, sexting, sextortion, and digital consent.
  • Provide practice for essential conversations for “Getting on the Same Page, which includes an added emphasis on equality, kindness and caring.
  • Internet Porn. A unique approach using an interview with Billie Eilish.
  • Planning for Success: planning/making decisions on personal use of digital/mobile technology, encouraging young people to be in control versus the technology controlling them.

Updated Content

  • Strengths-based approach:
    • Participants define for themselves a meaningful context and timing for sex.
    • The Benefits of Deciding
    • The importance of mutuality and being mutually informed so that both partners are on the same page.
    • Greater emphasis on the motivation for young males to be more proactive in STI and pregnancy prevention.
    • Child’s Wish List
    • The positive steps young parents can take to provide bright futures for children.
  • New research & updated stats:
    • Pathways and Sequences to Success
    • Digital technology including texting, sexting, social media
    • Sexual assault prevention
  • Medically accurate contraception information based on CDC recommendations.
  • Improved some Trusted Adult-Teen Connection activities for more interaction.
  • Many resources and activity cards updated, added, or removed to better fit with updated content.

Changes in Delivery

  • Activities have been streamlined.
  • Videos, music, images are current.
  • Participant Workbooks now called Journals.
  • Scenarios, role plays, and language updated to be more diverse and inclusive
  • Ongoing focus on asset-building approach and framework
  • Parent-Teen Connection activities name changed to Trusted Adult-Teen Connection activities to accommodate youth-in-care.