Developmentally, one of the ways adolescents explore who they are is through romantic relationships. How adolescents approach these relationships is influenced by the relationships modeled around them. While some youth may have witnessed and learned about positive couple interactions from good models, many may have witnessed only poor models of couple relationships. Educational programs on healthy relationships can help youth develop skills to make smart relationship choices and avoid risky behaviors. This publication describes why relationship education is relevant to youth, and how UGA Extension can support schools and communities in providing youth relationship education that works.
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Published on Oct 22, 2020