The Relationships Curriculum
I’m involved in the 2022-2023 school based research – what do I need to know?
What is the project?
From 2019-2024 PPO is working on developing a skills-based curriculum which aims to prevent teen dating violence by supporting grade 9 students in building satisfying relationships. In designing this curriculum our team has aimed to use a trauma informed and anti-oppressive lens which has been informed by extensive consultations with youth in Ontario.
This is a community-based research project done in collaboration with researchers from York University, in consultation with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW), and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Through this partnership we are evaluating the effectiveness of our curriculum, and will work with Ontario teachers to implement this evidence based curriculum in their classrooms.