The development of teaching and learning resources to support the delivery of Respectful Relationships

Research Lead

Prof. Helen Cahill

Project Details

This project incorporated a review of research and the development of resources to assist teachers to educate about gender and the prevention of gender-based violence. The units of work were developed for students from Foundation to Year 12, and were published as an extension to the previously developed Building Resilience, and Social and Emotional Learning program developed for the Victorian Department of Education (DET). The learning materials contain over 200 evidence-informed learning activities mapped to the Victorian curriculum, demonstrating how teachers can help to foster their personal and social capabilities. The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships resources provided for each level of schooling are published open access on the DET website and provide a basis for school provision of the resilience and respectful relationships education in Victorian Schools.


  • Helen Cahill
  • Sally Beadle
  • Catherine Meakin
  • Kylie Smith
  • Ruth Forster
  • Leanne Higham


Department of Education Victoria