Relationship Protector

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Session Description: Relationships can be tough to figure out for any young person. For you, lived experience in  foster care can make it even more difficult to figure out intimate relationships. Relationship Protector focuses on defining intimacy, helping you learn how to tap into your inner-strength in order to avoid and manage conflicts in your intimate relationships, and where to find resources.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of unhealthy and healthy relationship characteristics (Story of Self / Personal Narrative)
  • Recognize the characteristics of intimate relationships (Attachment & Connectedness)
  • Learn how to avoid and manage conflict in intimate relationships (Self-Regulation)
  • Understand what resources exist for youth in care when in an unhealthy or abusive relationship (Knowledge of System)

Session outline:

  • 5m / Introduction & Overview
  • 15m / Activity: Relationship Protector/Connector
  • 10m / Discussion: What is intimacy?
  • 25m / Activity: Healthy or Unhealthy?
  • 5m / Wrap-up

Slides: Included (optional - not required for presentation)

Reproducible handouts included:

  • Defining Intimate Relationships
  • Intimate Relationship Scenarios
  • Relationship Resources
  • Consent V. Coercion (
  • Understanding Teen Dating Violence (

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