Safe and Healthy Relationships Guides
This four-session guide is designed for middle school and high school youth, to be used in confirmation classes and youth groups. By engaging young people in learning and discussing safe and healthy relationships, they can gain lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices for themselves.
- Healthy Relationships
- Online Safety
- Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
- Making a Safety Plan and Resources
The sessions are interactive, using engaging activities, video and conversation to guide youth in understanding how they can engage in healthy friendships and dating relationships – all while reinforcing their value as a child of God.
Download or Order the Youth Guide
The Leader’s Guide provides detailed instructions for youth leaders, pastors or other church leaders to facilitate these four sessions. Cherish All Children is also available to support you in leading these sessions.
Download or Order the Leader's Guide
Family Follow-up Resources
For each of the four sessions, there is a Family Follow-up resource to be provided for parents and caregivers. This gives family members an overview of what their child will be learning as well as discussion questions they may use at home. We hope these sessions open ongoing conversations within families to support their child’s development into safe and healthy relationships.
Download the Family Follow-up Resources
Lead Your Own Sessions With These Guides
View our Lunch & Learn: Safe & Healthy Relationships for Youth to learn more about the guides and how you can lead sessions in your faith community! Co-authors Deacon Erica Larson, Director of Faith Formation at Lake Nokomis Lutheran and Joy McElroy, Cherish All Children Executive Director, walk through the four-session youth and leader’s guides, equipping you to lead.