A new respectful relationships program to be piloted in Redland schools was announced at Diner en Rouge on May 27.
Entitled HALT (Hannah, Aaliyah, Laianah, Trey), the program is named after domestic violence victims and was announced by Hannah’s parents Lloyd and Sue Clarke at the event.
The program is the work of behavioural scientist and friend Dave Kramer and was endorsed by Cleveland High school deputy Kelli Hutton.
“Our kids are in crisis. They are bombarded by mixed messages and the number one program is social media,” she said.
“It’s up to us to model respectful relationships with each other between adults and between students.”
Mr Clarke said he hoped that by getting the program into all Redland schools initially, other schools would follow.
Diner on Rouge is a major fundraiser towards eradicating the scourge of domestic violence.
This year’s dinner was attended by about 200 people.