Dating violence education in schools
Many programs also create hotlines through which teens can report abuse or seek assistance.Key Partnerships Usually operated through a partnership with a group that assists victims of domestic violence or an agency that serves youth, the school-based programs rely on trained youth who counsel peers, operate hotlines, and deliver curriculum lessons in the classroom.
According to Loveis Respect.org, 1 in 3 teens will experience dating violence.Strategy Educating teens about abusive relationships helps prevent teen dating violence.Community Problem Addressed In dating situations, youth test their concepts of masculinity, femininity, respect, mutuality, and communication.After weeks of ignoring her texts, Nate, 19, finally agreed to meet her on July 3, 2011.The next day, her body was found in a marsh about five miles from his home.This strategy trains youth to prevent dating violence.
Key Components This strategy involves starting programs that help teens of both sexes prevent dating violence; address relationship issues through school-based support groups for victims; provide intervention and counseling groups for offenders; train school and health care personnel so that they recognize signs of dating violence; and develop a curriculum that teaches teens how to recognize the signs of abusive behavior, get help, or help a friend in need.
— February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.
Teen dating violence is reported as extremely common and starts as early as 11 years old.
Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hook ups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences.
Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
Kaylah Harris was 18 when she first experienced dating violence.