For Educators


This website has been developed as part of YWCA Canberra’s suite of respectful relationships programs.

YWCA Canberra is a leading not-for-profit organisation that has been providing services to the community since 1929. A key focus for the organisation is ending violence against women through effective primary prevention.

YWCA Canberra has two primary prevention programs targeted at different age groups:

Respect, Communicate, Choose

Respect, Communicate, Choose (RCC) is an award-winning, evidence based respectful relationships program that is aligned with best practice for primary prevention programs and has been designed to align with the National Curriculum. The program is targeted at young people aged 9-12, and is delivered over eight weeks, with one session per week. The program covers topics including respect, communication, diversity, gender equality and how to be an active bystander. At the end of the program, participants are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to engage with and recognise respectful relationships.

Relationship Things

Relationship Things builds on RCC, and is a respectful relationships program aimed at young people aged 14-18. Also aligned with best practice for primary prevention, Relationship Things is delivered over eight weeks, with one session per week, and covers topics including respect, relationships, communication, diversity, gender equality, respect in an online environment, safe sex and consent.

Relationship Things was updated in 2014, and includes a comprehensive training program for teachers and facilitators. The program is packaged and available for purchase to schools.

To find out more about these programs, and how you can access them to deliver in your school, contact YWCA Canberra at