Draw the Line Respect the Line Training of Facilitators

December 10, 2019 | 8:30am - December 12, 2019 | 4:00pm

Event Description

Draw the Line/Respect the Line is a 3-year evidence-based curriculum that promotes abstinence by providing students in grades 6, 7 and 8 with the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, other STD and pregnancy. Using an interactive approach, the program shows students how to set personal limits and meet challenges to those limits. Lessons also include the importance of respecting others’ personal limits.

This curriculum can be used by either classroom teachers or community-based educators. Educators interested in implementing this program should be skilled in using interactive teaching methods and guiding group discussions, and should be comfortable with the program content.

Event Objectives

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the objectives, content, activities, and unique features of the Draw the Line Respect the Line curriculum.
  2. Understand the theoretical foundation of the Draw the Line Respect the Line curriculum and how they are applied in program activities.
  3. Apply teaching methodologies used in the Draw the Line Respect the Line curriculum through Teach Back Sessions.
  4. Identify basic information relating to HIV and STD prevention, contraception and condom use.
  5. Identify personal values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.
  6. Identify guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.
  7. Identify potential barriers to implementing the Draw the Line Respect the Line Curriculum and describe strategies for overcoming those barriers.
  8. Complete a Next Steps Plan to implement Draw the Line Respect the Line with the youth they serve.

Event Target Audience

Youth-serving providers and teachers selected to teach Draw the Line/Respect the Line.

Event Trainers

Amanda Leeson, MPH and Shannon Lindsay, MS

Event Details

Location & Address

Fact Forward: 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201


$600 in-state| $900 out-of-state (discounts for funded partners of Fact Forward may be available. Please contact your grant manager or Capacity Building Specialist for discount codes.)

Registration Deadline

December 3, 2019

Late registration must be approved by the training team ( or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.


Participants must bring a copy of the Draw the Line Respect the Line (5th edition) as these are not provided. The curriculum can be purchased at ETR's website.


Questions? You can call us at (803)-771-7700 or message us here. Don't forget to check out our FAQs, too.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by 3 full business days will be fully refunded. No shows will forfeit all registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: Fact Forward follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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