Northwest Territories Skills for Effective Relationships Part 1

There are a wide range of clips to choose from that address different areas of the program and include topics such as: peer pressure, substance use, school stressors, interpersonal conflict, dating relationships, etc. It is important to review clips in advance of showing them to the students so that appropriate clips are chosen for the students in the class as well as the topics being discussed. The lessons identify when it would be an appropriate time to show a clip.

These clips are organized into three sections. Part I focuses on demonstrating communication styles which include: assertive, passive and aggressive communication. Part II focuses on demonstrating skills that include: delay, refusal and negotiation skills and Part III focuses on a combination of skills.

Part I – Assertive, Passive, Aggressive Communication Styles

Scene 1: Ditching friend for another friend


Scene 2: One person making fun of other friend for their cultural practices (hunting and drumming)


Scene 3: Pressuring sibling to lie to a parent


Scene 4: Worried partner did something with someone else at the party


Scene 5: Trying to get money for booze


Scene 6: Trying to get friend to drink


Scene 7: Pressure to try weed


Scene 8: Trying to get friend to steal weed from a parent (who is a drug dealer)


Scene 9: Leaving baby alone to party with others


Scene 10: Trying to hit on someone


Scene 11: Accusations of partner cheating at the dance


Scene 12: Friend encourages other friend to hit on someone