Relationship Skills for Schools
Active Relationships for Young Adults (ARYA)
The two versions (Secular or Christian) of Active Relationships for Young Adults are a great way to improve attitudes and relationships at home and at school, as well as prepare young people for the future. Our curricula introduce and nurture valuable life skills that enable youth to improve their life skills, relationships and psychological health.
Understanding how stressful situations affect the body and mind is critical for youth; this helps them learn healthy habits early on so they can successfully navigate adulthood. Important for youth who have not yet learned how to manage emotional upsets and triggers, this course helps young people prepare for the workplace. The tools taught in our youth programs will help people reach a new level of psychological strength, preparing them with high-level emotion regulation and skills to accept personal responsibility for their careers, family and future.
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Special Focus Areas for Teens
Teen pregnancy is a serious issue facing today’s youth. Most teenagers are just beginning to learn how to take care of themselves and are not equipped to manage the responsibilities of taking care of children. Our programs for youth and young adults help teens better understand life’s realities, exercise better self-control and make wiser choices.
Active Relationships provides classes for at risk youth across the U.S., including teen pregnancy prevention and refugee populations. ARYA’s use includes youth in programs of YWCA, Youthbuild and charter public schools. ARYA has shown dramatic teen pregnancy prevention results in Texas communities served by Community-based grants. Please contact us for research results if you are interested in focusing on at-risk teen programs.
Anger is a natural emotion that needs to be properly managed. Some youth are challenged to manage anger in a safe way, but they can develop skills through specially designed exercises and methods to navigate their emotions. ARC curricula also teach youth how to manage emotional triggers through skillful thinking so that they are better able to prevent emotional outbursts and plan and practice healthy responses. The ARYA program is also utilized in juvenile facilities to help youth attain practical skills to manage difficult circumstances for successful futures.
Parallel Adult Training to ARYA
If parents or caregivers would like to take a course parallel to the Active Relationships for Young Adults course, we recommend our companion course called Active Adults. Moms, dads and caregivers learn the same techniques, values and tools being taught to their youth. Active Adults will improve the parents understanding of themselves, their children, their spouse and others – at the workplace and at home!
For families who wish to learn together in the same room, we offer a program called Active Families (for ages 3+). In this great program, parents and children can learn valuable skills together while creating memories and building strong bonds through fun activities and games!
Active Relationships for Young Adults
ARYA is 12 units, each with two sessions. It includes topics ranging from communication skills, emotion management, conflict resolution, making budgets, wise choices in friends and dating, recognizing personal strengths and future planning. Sessions are usually 45-50 minutes and include experiential activities. Authored by Kelly Simpson, MA, LMFT.