Healthy Relationships Education
Haven believes in positive youth development and the importance of prevention programming! Our school-based adolescent relationship abuse prevention programs harness the power and passion of youth. Haven’s Healthy Relationships Educators teach and train adolescents to become knowledgeable about healthy and unhealthy relationships and to serve as peer educators, advocates and ambassadors of change on their campuses.
H.A.R.R.T. (the Healthy And Responsible Relationships Troop) is a school-based, youth-led Adolescent Relationship Abuse prevention program.
Program implementation sites include:
Beyer, Downey and Enochs High Schools (Modesto City Schools District)
Patterson and Del Puerto Alternative High Schools (Patterson Unified School District).
Through the program, core groups of high school students are educated, empowered and supported to address, reduce and prevent adolescent dating abuse while promoting healthy teen relationships.
HARRT youth leaders deliver peer-to-peer educational presentations to students in freshman health classes, at school assemblies and in breakout sessions at various local youth conferences. Additionally, they conduct educational outreach to community members (a mix of adults and youth) through information tables, panel discussions and brief presentations at local events with community partners.
Since its inception in 2015, the HARRT program has trained 41 youth leaders and peer educators (plus 25 new Patterson youth!) who have, collectively, reached 7,411 Stanislaus County residents (predominately youth) with their adolescent dating abuse prevention education and healthy relationships campaigns.
The videos below were conceived, written and filmed by HARRT program participants.
They may be triggering for some viewers.
Should you need support, please call our our 24-Hour Crisis Line: 209.577.5980
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H-REP (Healthy relationships & economic pathways)
The goal of the Healthy Relationship and Economic Pathways (H-REP) project is to improve the lives of low-income and at-risk youth (14 to 24) in Stanislaus and Merced Counties by building their healthy relationships skills, technical and life skills, and providing the comprehensive support services they need to develop healthy relationships and economic opportunities that enable them to thrive into adulthood.
Participants will receive comprehensive sex education, fulfilling the mandate of the Healthy Youth Act
All participants will receive technology and soft skills training, career coaching and success counseling.
All opportunity youth will receive case management, individual development plans and support services.
Healthy Relationships Educators aim to provide year-long services to a total of 634 local youth in traditional and alternative schools as well as Juvenile Corrections facilities and our local youth workforce development agency.
H-REP program implementations sites include:
Waterford High School & Sentinel Continuation High School
Turlock High School
Petersen Alternative Center for Education (PACE)
Orestimba High School
Juvenile Hall & the Stanislaus County Juvenile Commitment Facility
This project is spearheaded by the California Adolescent Health Collaborative.