“Abuse can be avoided if we pay attention to the warning signs and help people out.” – REP student, Greenville County
WHAT IS REP? REP stands for the Relationship Education Project, formerly known as The Megan Project. REP is Safe Harbor’s dating violence prevention and education program. REP is designed to enhance students’ awareness of dating abuse and healthy relationships through education and interaction.
REP Educators visit classrooms and assemblies in high schools and middle schools throughout Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Educators talk with students about characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, the cycle of abuse and the warning signs of relationship violence. The conversation also includes current stories regarding dating abuse and explains what students can do if they or someone they know is involved in a violent or dangerous relationship.
Students are involved in the subject matter through discussion and are encouraged to express their own opinion and thoughts.
REP GOALS – Engage, educate, and empower students to make healthy relationship choices and bring this knowledge to their community. – Help eradicate dating violence and build a future generation of advocates for dating and domestic violence.