Dating Matters is an evidence-based teen dating violence prevention model that includes prevention strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
It focuses on teaching 11-14 year olds healthy relationship skills before they start dating and reducing behaviors that increase the risk for dating violence, like substance abuse and sexual risk-taking.
The Native Love project gives us the opportunity to reframe what Native Love really is, so we can change our thoughts and actions to restore how we love, honor, and treat each other, which is characterized by respect, kindness, and compassion.
Opportunities for Professional Development Hazelden, a leader in prevention, behavioral health, and addiction treatment, offers many opportunities for training and continuing education Trainings include online courses, web conferences and in-person program implementation seminars.
Dating abuse (also known as dating violence, intimate partner violence, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Every year, about 1 in 10 American teenagers experiences physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and many others are sexually and emotionally abused. Department of Education is dedicated to working with students, families, educators, and communities to prevent abuse and support survivors.
Schools must clearly communicate that they will not tolerate violence of any kind, will respond to any students who report it, and will hold offenders accountable.
It is also critical that we support those students who have experienced violence, which may include providing access to academic support or counseling.
In response to increased awareness that dating violence is prevalent among youth, Texas has enacted legislation to assist schools in addressing this issue.
In 2007, Texas HB 121 was passed mandating schools to adopt and implement a dating violence policy.