Dating violence prevention education
Young people should be able to identify healthy ways for friends to express feelings toward each other, so we start out talking about friendships and ‘What does it mean to be a good friend?’ and how to show positive feelings in a friendship.That same lesson can be applied as they get older to talking about romantic relationships.” But there has been some resistance from conservatives and local school boards to comprehensive sex education, particularly when it comes to mentioning gender.In the fall of last year, the Charleston County School Board voted to approve a new version of its middle school sex education curriculum and excluded an appendix that discussed how to tell a partner you don’t want to have sex, information about STDs, and qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
These experiences affect young people’s health throughout their lives, as victims of dating violence are at a higher risk of victimization during college and are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Approximately 18 percent to 95 percent of schools taught students about how to create and sustain healthy relationships.
The median across states was 92.6 percent and 73.5 percent, respectively.
comprises three resources, including a Bullying Questionnaire and two manuals, as well as other materials.
Readiness Assessment This tool will help you gauge how prepared your school is to implement the program.