Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 (Classic)

Relationship Smarts 4.0

Relationships & Romance for Teens

Relationship Smarts PLUS 3.0: NREPP WinnerREVERE Awards Winner 2014
By: Marline Pearson
Ages: 12-16
Length: 13 one-hour lessons

Updated edition just released!

Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 is a completely revised version of the evidence-based Relationship Smarts PLUS 3.0 curriculum that includes brand-new subjects. It is designed to help teens learn how to make wise choices about relationships, dating, partners, sex, and more. New content keeps this curriculum current by covering timely topics that are important to today’s teens:

  • Sexual consent
  • Online pornography
  • Sexting
  • Sexual assault
  • Drugs and alcohol – and their impact on relationships
  • Cyberbullying

Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 integrates relationship education with powerful learning strategies:

  • A realistic, relevant context for learning.
  • An appeal to personal aspirations for love, intimacy, and successful relationships.
  • New motivations for behavioral change.
  • Empowerment through self-awareness, relationship knowledge, and practical skills

This curriculum is delivered through activities that are informative, fun, and affirmative. An updated workbook helps teens apply curriculum concepts to their own lives. Parent-Teen activities for each lesson stimulate conversations and connections with trusted adults.

Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 uses popular media and lively activities to engage both males and females in learning. Key topics include:

  • Self-awareness: Personal strengths/weaknesses, past influences, goal setting, friendship, peer pressure, maturity, clarifying values, self-regulation.
  • Developing healthy relationships: Attraction, building blocks of positive relationships, how to assess relationships, realistic love, low-risk dating, “deciding vs. sliding.”
  • Problems, warnings, and dangerous relationships: Break-ups and broken hearts, unhealthy and abusive behaviors, ways to exit safely, boundaries, dating violence, sexual assault.
  • Communication and conflict: Danger signs, time outs, anger regulation, the Speaker-Listener Technique, problem-solving.
  • Intimacy and sexual decisions: Pacing relationships, what intimacy means, sex in the context of relationships, boundaries, myths of pregnancy, risky situations, and sexual consent, refusal skills, how unplanned pregnancy affects a child.
  • Updates to the Success Sequence: how the order of school, commitment, and babies impacts your future
  • Social media: The impact of “constant connection,” sexting realities and risks, online porn, personal polices on using social media.

Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 also includes new content and tools to support instructors!

  • We’ve updated the research to keep content current with learning in the field of healthy relationship education;
  • We’ve changed the pace of the sex lesson by expanding it to cover two sessions;
  • We’ve included instructor notes with all PowerPoint slides to improve fidelity in implementation;
  • We’ve updated the scenario cards so they are relevant to teens’ experiences right now;
  • We’ve included new videos that are either embedded in the PowerPoints or available for free on YouTube; and
  • We’ve revised the workbook.
Program Materials (click for details and prices)
Relationship Smarts 4.0 Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 – Instructor’s Kit Relationship Smarts 4.0 Workbook Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 – Student Workbooks

Digital Materials (click for details and prices)
Relationship Smarts Plus 4.0Relationship Smarts PLUS 4: 1 Year Digital Subscription Relationship Smarts Plus 4.0Relationship Smarts PLUS 4: 3 Year Digital Subscription