DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To educate students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships, Mary Kay Inc., loveisrespect and Everfi partnered to launch a Healthy Foundations program. The first-of-its-kind digital program was introduced to students and educators at Martin Middle School in Austin, Texas on Nov. 16.
During a school-wide assembly, the digital course utilized evidence-based strategies to educate students on healthy relationships, how to communicate and how to resolve conflict. Students participated in a panel discussion featuring domestic violence experts and advocates. Panel members included representatives from Mary Kay Inc., The National Domestic Violence Hotline, loveisrespect and the Austin Independent School District. "As educators, we are always thinking of creative and effective ways to prepare our youth for the future," said Monica De La Garza-Conness, Principal at Martin Middle School. "Leveraging innovative technology, like the Healthy Foundations program, allows our students to explore situations that they may encounter, but in a way that is safe, self-guided, and interactive. Martin Middle School was truly honored to be the school chosen as the location for the launch."