|Week 1: Female Socialization
Purpose: to identify differences between male and female socialization, and to understand how female socialization impacts relationship behavior.
Week 2: Male Socialization
Purpose: to gain understanding of male socialization process and its impact on male-female relationships.
Week 3: Family of Origin
Purpose: to reflect on messages participants received from their families about themselves and determine the impact these messages have had on their lives.
Week 4: Impact of Violence
Purpose: to understand how violence impacts our lives and relationship choices.
Week 5: Healthy Intimate Relationships
Purpose: to explore the difference between healthy and unhealthy interpersonal relationships.
Week 6: Anger
Purpose: to identify the way participants express anger and the relational impact of their anger style and to increase awareness of alternative anger management choices.
Weeks 7 and 8: Communication
Week 9: Sexual Messages
Purpose: to increase awareness of the relational impacts of different communication styles and to introduce new interpersonal skills.
Purpose: to gain perspective about how familial relations, upbringing, religion, peers, and the media impact our sexual relationships and behavior.
Week 10: Rape and Sexual Assault
Purpose: to help class participants define rape and sexual assault and begin the process of healing from sexual violence.
Week 11: HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevention
Purpose: to decrease the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections between prostitutes, johns and their partners.
Week 12: Personal Power and Support Systems
Purpose: to encourage class participants to make healthier decisions about their lives.