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.
Abuse may include insults, coercion, social sabotage, sexual harassment, stalking, threats and/or acts of physical or sexual abuse.
The abusive partner uses this pattern of violent and coercive behavior to gain power and maintain control over the dating partner.
Teen Dating Violence is a pattern of emotional, verbal, sexual, or physical abuse used by one person in a current or past dating relationship to exert power and control over another when one or both of the partners is a teenager.
requires school districts to adopt and implement a policy prohibiting dating violence and abuse by any student on school property, during a school sponsored activity, or during school-sponsored transportation, and providing procedures for responding to such incidents of dating violence or abuse, including accommodations for students experiencing dating violence or abuse.
What is important to me in a dating relationship and what do I deserve?
Below is a list of evidence-based and promising programs to prevent dating violence.
Second Step (Grades K-5)Committee for Children 2815 Second Avenue, Suite 400Seattle, Washington 98121(800) [email protected] Dates (Grades 8-9)Hazelden Publishing15251 Pleasant Valley Road P. Box 11Center City, MN 55012-0176(800) [email protected] Respect (Grades 6-12)Safe Place P. Box 19454Austin, Texas 78760(512) [email protected] Violence Curriculum (Grades 9-12)Break the Cycle Hazelden Publishing15251 Pleasant Valley Road P. Box 11Center City, MN 55012-0176(800) [email protected] are many reliable web sites with teen dating violence prevention information and resources.
Types of violence may include: For additional statistics, the web sites listed below include Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports and the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
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.