Dating violence education in schools
Love Is Not Abuse: A Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Prevention Curriculum High School Edition (PDF - 497 KB) Love is Not Abuse (2012) Provides lessons designed to help teenagers understand patterns of abuse in dating relationships and methods of prevention.
Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2016) Emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence by providing audience-specific information.
Educators Toolkits Love Is Offers toolkits to middle school and high school teachers to aid them in teaching signs of unhealthy or abusive relationships.
Foundations for Healthy Relationships With Foster Youth Belian (2018) National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families Provide caregivers with ways to support foster care youth develop the critical relationship skills necessary for future stability, healthy decision making, and overall growth.
By providing education in schools about topics related to domestic violence, schools can help prevent incidents and create a culture where aggression and control of intimate partners is no longer such common behavior in our society.
Compared to students in schools with just standard prevention, youth at schools that used the comprehensive Dating Matters program were 8.3% less likely to perpetrate teen violence, 9.8% less likely to be victims and 5.5% less likely to use negative conflict resolution strategies, the study found.