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Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

Level F, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, VCE
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The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships learning materials have been designed for teachers in primary and secondary schools to develop students’ social, emotional and positive relationship skills. Efforts to promote social and emotional skills and positive gender norms in children and young people has been shown to improve health related outcomes and subjective wellbeing. It also reduces antisocial behaviours including engagement in gender-related violence.

The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) learning materials cover eight topics of Social and Emotional Learning across all levels of primary and secondary education: Emotional Literacy; Personal Strengths; Positive Coping; Problem Solving; Stress Management; Help Seeking; Gender and Identity; and Positive Gender Relationships.

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This resource assists in the implementation of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. Respectful Relationships is now highlighted in the curriculum, and this resource (topics 7 and 8 in particular) assists schools in delivering on these new requirements. The resource can be delivered standalone, or in conjunction with other materials as part of a comprehensive health program.

The companion package Building Respectful Relationships - Stepping Out Against Gender-Based Violence, is written by Debbie Ollis at Deakin University. This resource contains Unit 1: Gender, Respect and Relationships for Year 8; Unit 2: The Power Connection for Year 9; and Unit 3: Gender, Power and Media for Year 10.

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