Internationally, research has demonstrated that school-based prevention initiatives can reduce the likelihood that students will go on to experience or perpetrate violence in the future.1
Evaluations have also shown that respectful relationships education has the potential to shift the gendered drivers of violence.
Piloting of curriculum and testing of the whole of school approach has been undertaken in primary and secondary schools in Australia.
Evaluations of the whole-of-school approach in primary and secondary schools in Australia have shown the potential for respectful relationships education to challenge gender stereotypes, develop a culture of equality among staff and students and support attitude change among students.
Implementing respectful relationships eaducation in your school can achieve the following.
A review of international and national evidence on respectful relationships education summarised seven core elements for best practice approaches to the work. Many of these elements of best practice are not the sole responsibility of individual schools, but need the support of national, state and territory governments. These elements are detailed further in this respectful relationships education evidence paper.2