Piecing Together Behaviors of Healthy Relationships | Academic Article individual record
abstract

Unhealthy relationships have a devastating impact on adolescents' academic performance, including poor attendance, difficulty concentrating, and feeling unsafe at school. Schools provide an ideal setting to positively influence adolescents' attitudes, knowledge, and relationship skills by integrating healthy relationship lessons into sexuality and/or violence prevention units. The primary goal of these units is to promote positive health behaviors and reduce unhealthy behaviors in order to decrease adolescents' risk for short- and long-term academic and health consequences. Therefore, the purpose of this teaching technique is to increase adolescents' ability to identify characteristics and corresponding behaviors of healthy and unhealthy relationships including romantic/dating, friendships, and familial relationships.

publication outlet

Health Educator

author list (cited authors)
Shipley, M., Holden, C., Mcneill, E. B., Fehr, S., & Wilson, K.
publication date
2018
identifier
399652SE
start page
24
end page
29
volume
50
issue
1