What is Healthy Relationships Curriculum?
Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum is a comprehensive & highly adaptable program that teaches challenging life & social skills activities to students & older individuals with a variety of needs. This unique program can be implemented in a variety of learning modalities including in-person, remote, or hybrid settings.
The curriculum was developed for schools & organizations that support students and individuals with a variety of needs including, but not limited to autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and emotional challenges. From start to finish, our program encourages participants not only how to pursue and maintain healthy relationships but to find value in doing so.
What ages or grades can benefit from the Curriculum?
The curriculum is designed & encouraged to be used across all grades in a district. We believe that repetition, consistent messaging, and offering a proactive approach are key to the success of the learner or student. Because of this we strongly recommend school districts begin teaching portions of the curriculum as early as elementary school while building on lessons and introducing new lessons with every new grade level. For an understanding of how the lessons can be utilized across a district please view the Scope and Sequence.
With the complex nature of many of these topics, we also believe that older learners can greatly benefit as well. With lessons topics such as consent, consequences to breaking social expectations and norms as well as dating and relationships, we believe that the lesson content and the full curriculum are critical for adult learners as well.
Can schools and districts use CARES Act Funding to purchase the Healthy Relationships Curriculum?
Yes, we realize that many schools & districts think CARES funding has to be used on sanitization measures and technology, and rightfully so. But, within the funding requirements, the Healthy Relationships Curriculum would qualify under multiple sections of the CARES Act including:
- This educational tool and resource, for your students with disabilities, is directly listed as one of the specifics allowable for use for the K-12 relief funding.
- The Healthy Relationships Curriculum would ensure appropriate guidance to achieve requirements under IDEA and will ensure offering educational services to meet IEP transition goals through both in-person AND remote learning options.
- School leaders, like special education directors and others, can use the CARES Act funding to purchase resources to address the needs of their individual schools and students.
Who created the Healthy Relationships Curriculum?
Our team is not your typical “sales” team. Rather, we are made up of special education teachers & directors, therapists, school psychologists, and doctors. As teachers and counselors, we needed these tools as well for our students and clients so we created the Healthy Relationships Curriculum. We piloted the Curriculum for four years starting in 2011 and published it in 2015.
Right now, thousands of educators and students across the nation are utilizing our program.
- Boston Public Schools
- Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities
- Walla Walla Public Schools
- ViaQuest Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions
- 11 Pennsylvania Intermediate Units
- Brewster Central School District
- Achievement House Cyber Charter School
- Vista Learning Center
- Mercer County Educational Service Center
- Brick Township Public Schools
- Child and Career Development Center
- The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties
- Innovative ABA
- The Shore Center for Students with Autism
These are just a few schools and organizations using the Curriculum to enhance their existing classrooms and programs! See how this resource could help your students and clients today by reaching out for more information.
Is there training that comes with the Curriculum?
Yes! When you purchase the program, you will be trained by our team of experts in the field. Our training team consists of school counselors, teachers, and special education supervisors who will not only show you how to teach the curriculum to your students but will offer you a ton of “tips and tricks” based on their professional experience.
Survey after survey tells us that our training by far is one of the best reasons to purchase this Curriculum for your school or organization. In fact, below is just one response from a special education teacher from Long Island, New York.
“I have to thank you for your amazing training. I have been teaching since 1998 and as a PE teacher since 2002. Your training ranks up in my top three in the past 20 plus years here. I took away so much information and even fostered conversation with my own family about certain issues.
I am super impressed with you as an educator, your intellect on the topics, and your ease of communication with strangers. You made us all feel comfortable. I can not thank you enough for bringing my level of teaching a step higher than where I was.”
What is the myHRC Online Portal?
Once you purchase the curriculum, you will receive access to myHRC Online Portal. With the myHRC digital platform, educators and facilitators of the curriculum can teach concepts in a traditional classroom or group setting as well as continue the learning digitally. myHRC contains an extensive video library, resources, visuals, checklists, cue cards, and more interactive learning.
How is the Curriculum sold?
The Healthy Relationships Curriculum is a copyrighted and licensed program packaged and sold in Kits.
Each Curriculum Kit includes:
- Curriculum Teaching Manual with All 39 Lessons Plans
- Digital Learning Options to Support Interactive Teaching
- Full Video Library (140+ Videos)
- eQuizzes for Every Lesson
- myHRC Online Portal Staff Login
- Unlimited myHRC student & family seats
- Student Hygiene Workbook
- Home Supplements for Each Lesson
- Access to All Outcome Measurement Tools
- Pre/Post Testing
- Skill Evaluation Forms
- Participant Tracking
- Progress Monitoring
- Visual Cue Cards
- Poster Box
- Visual Checklists for Individuals
- Lesson Activities & Games
- Check for Understanding Assessments
- Parental Guide for Success Magazine
- Professional Development
- License to Use Materials
- Materials in English & Spanish
- Available Ongoing Support
- ….. and much more.
How do I teach this program?
We recommend the lessons be taught in small groups by an educator (Special Education, Life Skills, Intervention Specialist, Autistic Support, Phys. Ed., Health, etc.), therapist (mental health, speech, occupational, etc.), social worker, nurse, or anyone else your school or organization feels confident can provide the skills to the groups.
This comprehensive program is taught through:
- Small groups
- Role Plays
- Video modeling
- Parental involvement
- Progress Monitoring
I see that the Curriculum has a video library that can be viewed in and out of classrooms and groups. What do I need to view these videos?
Our video library currently offers over 140 video lessons and can be viewed using any internet-connected device. The teacher, instructor, or group leader has access to all the videos at any time. These same videos can be shared with students, parents, or caregivers outside of the classroom or group and can be viewed on any internet-connected device. Teachers or group leaders also have control to share which specific videos that they would like students, parents, or caregivers to beyond the group instruction.
How can I explore the Curriculum to see if it would be a good fit for our school, organization, or program?
We would be pleased to set up a time that best fits your schedule to offer a free, multi-week trial & demo.
We have found that most schools, special education directors, teachers, clinicians, therapists, and others interested in learning more about this unique program have found incredible value in being able to use the program & see how comprehensive it really is!
A common theme that we hear during these presentations can be summarized by an Ohio special education director who stated, “I never knew anything like this existed. We could have used this for years now. Thank you very much for encouraging me and my staff to take the time to schedule a presentation.”
Based on your schedule, we will find a time to meet that fits your needs. We offer virtual presentations using Zoom where you can explore the different lessons, table of content, outcome measurement tools, visuals, and of course our extensive video library!
I am currently using the Curriculum and I have a question or need assistance with the myHRC Online Portal. What should I do?
Our team can support current users that have questions or need assistance with the myHRC Online Portal. You can choose to select the “Support” option located in the menubar once you are logged in to your myHRC account or you can simply just email us directly at email@example.com.
How much is the Healthy Relationships Curriculum?
With the vast range of students & individuals that could benefit from this Curriculum, the wide-ranging differences in the sizes of schools and organizations, and other unique situations our team recognizes that there can not be a one-size-fits-all approach and will work directly with each district, school, or organization to develop a quote that is affordable.
This program, which is an enhancement to any special education program or classroom, can be paid for using a wide range of options. Please let us hear about your school or program and allow us the opportunity to develop a quote that meets your specific needs. Contact us now.
I am interested in getting more information about HRC, what is the process?
The first step of the process is to contact a Healthy Relationships Curriculum team member by completing the contact page on our website. Here you will find several options to choose from:
1) Ask a team member a question and learn more.
2) Receive a sample lesson and information packet.
3) Schedule your free, multi-week trial.
The most popular choice by most visitors to our website is to schedule a free trial, but we would be happy to send you information however you would like.
Can I see a lesson from the Curriculum?
Yes, of course! Just go to our contact page on our website and fill out the Send Me a Sample Packet form. This will then be sent to the Healthy Relationships Curriculum team who will then send you the requested information.
However, countless users have told us that diving into the materials with a free, multi-week trial & scheduling a brief demo was the best way to see the full depth of the Curriculum and the full scope of what is covered.
What topics are featured in this program?
Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum is built around three modules:
- Caring for Myself/Hygiene
- Understanding my Body/Health Education
- Relationship Development/Communication Styles/Social Media Safety/Consent
Within these three modules, our lesson plans and topics correspond to each. To view the full list and the table of contents, please click here.
I forgot my username or password to the myHRC Online Portal. What should I do?
We would be happy to help. Simply send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. and let us know that you need your username and/or password to be reset.
“The Curriculum addresses all of the issues socially, sexually and emotionally that our students do not get with public education. Visuals are great and lessons are scripted well.” -Public Life Skills Educator