Goal: Students will discuss the different types of abuse that may exist in dating violence, as well as the signs that someone may be in an unhealthy relationship Type: Choose the correct response Time: 15 minutes Step #1: Michael walked to the corner store with his sister and her friend after dinner one night to get ice cream.When he returned home a half hour later, he saw that he had several missed calls and a few text messages, including one that said, "Are you cheating on me? Healthy or Unhealthy Last night, Katherine and her boyfriend Adam got into a fight.

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Although Sean was initially upset because he was looking forward to their night out, he took advantage of his free night to hang out with his sister.

Healthy or Unhealthy Jessica is always asking John to come to her events (soccer games, family barbecues, study sessions, parties, etc.).

He seems withdrawn and hasn't showed up to swim practice for the last couple of weeks.

His best friend notices a big bruise and scratch marks on his arms.

Sexual abuse is when one person forces another to engage in a sexual activity or sexual touching.

It is abuse when there is one person in a dating relationship who does not consent, or is too young to consent (Department of Justice).Explain to the group, "There are ten statements hung around the room.Your challenge is to silently go around the room and place a red dot on the statements you think are false and a green dot on the statements you think are true. Explain in your own words that because the issue of violence is very present in many dating relationships, you want the group to be knowledgeable about the subject.For up-to-date statistics, you can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline at When the students enter the classroom, give each person ten red sticker dots and ten green sticker dots (or one red and one green marker).Today, she got her mark back for last week's math test, and she didn't do well.