Talking Respect is an education resource designed to support teachers, youth workers, health workers and other professionals to have conversations with young people about healthy relationships and the influence of media.
The package includes a series of videos and supporting written resources addressing a range of themes that impact on young people’s understandings and experiences of relationships and sexuality. The Talking Respect education resource package is freely available.
You can download the facilitator manual, videos, presentation slides with discussion questions, and other supporting materials from this website
About Talking Respect
Talking Respect was developed through a process of consultation and collaboration with young people and the people who work with them in schools and organisations in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Promoting respect, preventing violence
Talking Respect seeks to support communities from around the Northern Territory to develop the capacity of their local young people to:
- understand the characteristics of respectful relationships
- identify and understand the characteristics of unhealthy relationships
- critique the messages about gender, sex, relationships, power and aggression that are conveyed through a range of media and in other places in society
- develop knowledge, attitudes and practical skills that support healthy, respectful relationships.
In doing so, Talking Respect seeks to contribute to broader efforts to prevent violence, particularly violence against women and children, and to promote safety, respect and equality.