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What is Healthy Relationships?

This programme was developed with and for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities. It provides practical tools to build resiliency and to prevent bullying, violence and abuse.

The interactive resource was developed over 6 years, utilising the extensive expertise and skills of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International and its founder, Irene van der Zande, who has served millions of people worldwide since 1989. The New Zealand Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development and InternetNZ provided funding for development and independent evaluations.

By following the links at the top of this page you can access the complete interactive online resource for free (requires a browser with Flash installed).

Click here for a FREE full set!*

*provided you are happy to trial it with your classroom or clients and then give us your feedback

Healthy Relationships Workbooks and CDs

The Resource

Simple and effective stories and roleplays, with extra information, support and activities always at your fingertips.

Workbooks: Three Workbooks contain 60 comic style stories for users to look at, discuss and roleplay! The stories have been developed, edited and added to during 6 years of development and trialling. They instill a set of 9 core skills that help everyone stay safe and act safe in a huge variety of situations and scenarios.

Posters: Three size A2 and A3 colour posters show the 9 core skills taught in the corresponding workbooks.

CDs: Three CDs (packaged within each corresponding workbook) contain all 60 stories, animated with sound and interactive elements. All of this content is available for free by following the links at the top of this web page.

Certificates, copy sheets, and safety signs: Each CD also contains a folder with templates, copy sheets, certificates, posters, and safety signs for home or class use.

Facilitators Poster: An A3 colour poster summarises the basic tools and steps to enable facilitators to jump right in.

Start Here Booklet: A brief booklet gives facilitators the basic tools and steps to start practising with their learners within minutes.

Facilitators Guide: A comprehensive guide gives facilitators in-depth background information, lists learning outcomes and has heaps of ideas, activities and homework tasks that extend the use of the resources and the learning. It also includes templates and copy sheets, certificates, posters and safety signs for home or class use.

Healthy Relationships Facilitators Guide and Facilitators Resources

Order and Support

Full Set

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1 Facilitator's Guide
1 Start here Booklet
4 Large Posters
3 Booklets
3 CDs


Facilitator's Set

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1 Facilitator's Guide
1 Start here Booklet
4 Large Posters


Users Set

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3 Booklets
3 CDs


For tailored solutions, to book a facilitator, order hardcopies, give feedback, or to ask any questions, please get in touch.

Contact us to make it work for you!

If you enjoyed using the free resource, or would like to help provide resources to everybody, please consider donating! Thank you!

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Please note:
First orders have to include a Facilitators Guide.
Prices are in NZD and exclude GST.
Standard postage and packaging fees apply.
Free postage within NZ for orders above $850.

Healthy Relationships Four Safety Signs: Okay With Both, Safe, Others Can Know, Allowed

More Information

The experiential, success-based and interactive approach helps the students learn and apply empowerment, self-advocacy, positive social interaction, and personal safety skills.

The Resources Cover:

 Healthy Relationships

  • What are Healthy Relationships?
  • When Something is Necessary for Health and Safety
  • Making and Keeping Friends

 Saying Stop and Stopping

  • Speaking Up
  • Listening to What Others Want
  • Being a Caring Person

 Getting Help

  • What is Urgent?
  • Where to Get Help
  • How to Get Help
  • Understanding Your Right to Good Support

The programme is adaptable for younger ages and effective for a wide range of disabilities, including Autism/Asperger's, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities; dual diagnosis of developmental disability and severe emotional disturbance; Tourette's Syndrome; post traumatic stress disorder; auditory and/or visual processing disorders; and physical disabilities that limit movement, such as paralysis, and/or that require aids such as walkers, braces, canes, service dogs, and/or manual or motorised wheelchairs.

" It's the shiniest tool in my cupboard because it is used most often "
" no other programme does this so simply "
" 100% of my students have shown improvement "

More Success Stories

Facilitator and Teacher Training

What are the Expected Outcomes?

Links to the New Zealand Curriculum

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