There are limited curriculum materials available for the topic of teen dating violence.And there is no one comprehensive curriculum that covers all the subtopics.
Safe Dates, An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum Hazelden Publishing 1-800-257-7800 This curriculum is research based and considered a Model Program by the National Registry of Effective Programs and it is on the list of Exemplary & Promising Programs of Samhsa, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration. This is an excellent curriculum for a support group which should be run by a school mental health professional or community agency mental health professional (social workers, psychologists, guidance).
In also includes a YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING MANUAL, including the Safe Teens curriculum and culminating with a student-led awareness project in the school or community. And lastly, it includes a MANUAL OF SCHOOL-WIDE PREVENTION STRATEGIES to engage the entire school community. Great for schools who want to include intervention for victims …..truly a must for all schools.
It includes preventive strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
Watch a 3 minute video that describes the Dating Matters Recently, efforts to prevent teen dating violence have grown, particularly in schools and among policymakers and sexual violence and domestic violence prevention groups.
I usually teach this unit before teaching dating violence to my eigth grade health classes.
Sexual Harassment & Teens by Susan Strauss Flirting vs Hurting: A Teachers Guide on Student to Student Sexual Harassment in Schools by Nan Stein DVD, can be 2-3 lessons and best if taught before dating violence unit. Check our list of websites in the teacher links for additional on-line lesson plans Your local Coalition Against Domestic Violence will probably have lesson plans or units on dating violence that they might share with you.
Fayette Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202(410) 396-2206 Office(410) 218-3447 Cell Aisha. Chicago’s experience in youth violence prevention, through the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and adolescent health, through the Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health make them ideally suited to lead Dating Matters in their community.
The city has demonstrated a strong commitment to violence prevention, including teen dating violence, via an integrated public health and public safety partnership that includes strong collaborations between the Chicago Public Health Department and Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago will work with approximately 12 middle schools for Dating Matters The Broward County Health Department and Broward County Public Schools have an extensive history partnering on school-based and community-wide adolescent health and violence prevention programs, ranging from bullying prevention to sexually transmitted disease prevention.
In particular, Broward County engaged parents, youth, and community leaders in the Youth Anti-Violence Coalition.
Books Breathing Underwater By Alex Flinn Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.