Maintaining Healthy Relationships

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States; more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.

This lesson will focus on how to teach others how to recognize unhealthy aspects in relationships and how to get help.

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Interaction Types

For decades there has been discussions of interaction types in education. (Anderson, 2003) Most interaction types observed in driver training traditionally are learner to instructor or learner to content. Moreover, most interaction time with driver training and orientation is synchronous or at the same time. This Learning Strategy is going to help you think about ways you can hold training without a physical classroom.

Interaction Time

The following Lesson is broken down into two different interaction times.

Lesson #39: Maintaining Healthy Relationships


  • Determine where you fall with your relationships when provided the Relationship Spectrum created by the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
  • Determine if you are providing healthy boundaries in your relationships.

Estimated Time

60 minutes


Instructional Procedures for Synchronous Training
(or at the same time without a classroom)

  1. Meet in a webinar technology, like LumaLive.
  2. AuthenticityGive an anonymous poll in LumaLive or similar technology and ask if anyone in the room has been in or knows someone that was involved in an unhealthy relationship.
  3. AuthenticityTell the class that this is a sensitive topic. They do not need to share if they do not feel comfortable. Be sure to explain the rules for sharing information and being respectful.
  4. Send out the link to The Relationship Spectrum Reference and What Is Domestic Violence?.
  5. EfficiencyAsk if anyone had an “Ah ha”! Moment or learned anything they did not know before exploring the resources. Have them share what new tibet they learned.
  6. EfficiencyExplain the importance of boundary setting. Possible script: Boundary setting is an important aspect to building healthy relationships. A healthy relationship is built on trust and mutual respect. Have open conversations and listen to the person you are trying to build a healthy relationship with.
  7. AuthenticityShare Setting Boundaries Questions through the chat and have the learners quietly answer the questions, They can think about themself or someone that they care about
  8. EngagementAsk the class to brainstorm why communication is important to build healthy relationships. Come up with a list of reasons together. You can do this in smaller groups and then have them come back to the larger group to share.
  9. AuthenticityAfter they have time to brainstorm ideas, give them time to read this Communication Guidance. Ask them all to consider one strategy they could improve on. There is always something we can all improve.
  10. Share current statistics from the The National Domestic Violence Website.
  11. Share how anyone can get help.

Instructional Procedures for Asynchronous Training
(or not at the same time)

  1. EfficiencyAssign the Maintaining Healthy eNugget®.
  2. Post in a discussion board the following resources:


Anderson, T. (2003). Modes of interaction in distance education: Recent developments and research questions. Handbook of distance education, 129-144.

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