Loves-Me-Not is a ‘whole-school approach’ to prevent abusive behaviour in relationships. It is based on a student inquiry learning process, where students take action (personal action, effective bystander action and community action) to prevent harm from relationship abuse.
Loves-Me-Not is designed for Year 12 students as the appropriate age to discuss relationship abuse and to start to take action for change. It uses a whole school approach and includes a one-day workshop.
Loves-Me-Not aims to:
- Assist schools that are seeking to support student well-being through a whole-school approach
- Encourage and empower young people to absolutely reject abuse in relationships
- Encourage young people to be safe and active bystanders who take action against unhealthy relationships
- Encourage young people to take a stand against myths in society that perpetuate relationship violence
- Help young people know who they can go to in their community to seek advice and support if they need it as either victims or perpetrators
- Encourage young people to contribute to, or create a wider community response so as to encourage others to accept only healthy relationships.
Head to the NZ Police website for more info, including how to register for and implement the programme.