Requires every school district in AZ to review and consider the adoption of dating abuse curriculum and policies by June 30, 2011.Connecticut: HB 5315 (2010): Includes teen dating violence and domestic violence education as part of the in-service training program for certified teachers, administrators and pupil personnel.(loveisrespect.org) By the time a young woman leaves college there is a 25% chance she will be a victim of sexual violence or attempted sexual violence (oneinfourusa.org).It is imperative that we arm our students with the necessary tools to prevent dating and sexual violence. This program is offered to students in grades 7 through 12.At the middle school level, this program introduces students to appropriate behaviors in a dating relationship, the differences between flirting and sexual harassment, and the importance of learning to set boundaries.A look at how to embed healthy relationships into school policies to create positive change.
Nationally, one in three adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
Prevention work through the community can include teens, youth, young adults, educators, school staff and parents. Some of the school curricula also share activities for outside of school that engage boys and men.
This work can build healthy relationships and prevent dating violence. Both males and females can be victims of dating abuse (also called relationship abuse).
Topics are related to building healthy relationships, bullying, gender roles and stereotypes, domestic and dating violence, friendships, peer pressure, expressing emotions appropriately, conflicts and disagreements, hands are not for hitting, respecting differences, and school safety.
Presentations are tailored to the developmental level of students in each grade.