Dating violence prevention in schools
Now I’m going to control myself and see how I can be better.” – High school student Sexual Violence Why do we cover sexual violence in high school?In addition to the alarming statistics about the frequency of teen dating violence and sexual assault, we know that drinking and drug use play a large role in sexual violence.
Many states have passed legislation to address dating abuse in schools.We will discuss how programs working with young mothers can help promote conversations about healthy and safe relationships, impacts of abuse, and safety planning. This program is offered to students in grades 7 through 12.In fact I have helped a friend who was in a physically abusive relationship and I got her to come to terms that she is being hurt and she can’t let it happen, later that day she broke up with him and she says she has ‘never felt more free’ than she does right now.So all in all, this is a wonderful thing you are doing; you have made such an impact in my life.” – High school student “I always thought that someone was jealous about their partner because that person really loves the other person.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.
(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).
I had great feelings for my ex-girlfriend, I would text her like crazy and couldn’t stop thinking about her.
I always wanted to be with her, then we broke up and I was angry for awhile, and I’m glad I didn’t do anything crazy.
Two new resources will be shared on the topic will be shared.
This webinar will provide an overview of our new adolescent focused module for it's recent 2nd edition of Healthy Mom's Happy Babies (HMHB): A Train the Trainer Curriculum on DV and Reproductive Coercion.
What is important to me in a dating relationship and what do I deserve?