Respectful Relationships Education
Resources and further reading
- Evidence paper: Respectful relationships education in schools, Our Watch
- Respectful Relationships Education in School: The Beginnings of Change – Final Evaluation Report, Our Watch
- FINAL_RRTSP Overall Evaluation Report.2
- RRTSP Embedded Case Study Evaluation
- RRE Stocktake & Gap Analysis Report
Resources for parents:
- The Excuse Interpreter – a resource to help us discover the hidden meanings of common expressions that can excuse disrespectful behaviour towards girls
- The Respect Checklist – shows a range of views from girls and boys about respect to provide a picture of what young people might believe and how they could react to disrespectful behaviour.
- The Conversation Guide – a practical guide for parents to have conversations with young people about respect.
- Generation Respect – a practical guide for talking to other adults about raising respectful young people.
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples:
- Speak up booklet – a resource to help encourage and support people to speak up about disrespectful attitudes by having conversations about respectful relationships with the young people in their community.
- Respect starts with us – a storybook to help model how to address disrespectful behaviour and start the conversation about showing respect to women and girls.
- Respecting women and girls: Talking with our young people – a conversation guide to talk with young people about respect. Short guides include: Be ready to talk, Starting the talk, and Keep yarning.
- Understanding our excuses – a guide to learn about ways we overlook disrespectful behaviour towards women and girls without knowing it.
- The respect checklist – a practical checklist to help parents and family members identify some aspects of respect to talk about with children.
Resources for schools:
Teaching and learning:
- Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR)
- Background teacher notes – respectful relationships
- Learning activities: Kindergarten – Year 10
- RELATE: Respectful relationships education program Years 7 – 10
- Victoria State Government Teach respectful relationships
- Tasmania State Government Respectful Relationships
Policy and practice:
- Our Watch
- School respectful relationships education commitment statement
- Respectful relationships education gender equality policy template
School culture and environment:
- Our Watch
- School baseline assessment tool: Staff
- School baseline assessment tool: Student (primary school)
- Student baseline assessment template (secondary school)
Here is a list of organisations you can connect with to support your implementation.
- Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing
- The peak body for women’s specialist family and domestic violence, community-based women’s health and sexual assault services in Western Australia.
- Stopping Family Violence
- The peak body, non-for-profit organisation in Western Australia developed in order to support all the sectors and services involved responding to perpetrators of Family and Domestic Violence (FDV).
- Langford Aboriginal Association
- A not-for-profit community organisation which delivers programs to benefit the local Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal community.
- Australian Red Cross Perth
- Delivery Roads2Respect, a program providing family and domestic violence education to students in years 7 to 10. The program is specifically tailored to students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.
- Curtin University
- Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) training
- Student Wellbeing Hub:
- Respect matters for teachers
- Principal and teacher wellbeing
- Australian student wellbeing framework
- Guide to Thrive (awaiting approval)
- Recognise, respond, refer FDV awareness workshop
- Indigenous workshops to recognise signs of family violence, respond appropriately and refer support services relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Multicultural workshops to recognise the signs of FDV, respond appropriately and refer to support services relevant to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Support for staff and students: