Dating violence programs schools


Teen dating violence has serious consequences for victims and their schools. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Witnessing violence has been associated with decreased school attendance and academic performance. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because of this, Georgia Legal Services Attorney Tomieka Daniel is working with local domestic violence task forces, asking schools to take steps to end dating violence among teens and formally recognize February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, and teens who experience violence are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, attempt suicide, and carry patterns of abuse into future relationships.Study: “A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Interventions Aimed to Prevent or Reduce Violence in Teen Dating Relationships” Authors: Lisa De La Rue (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Joshua R.Polanin (Vanderbilt University); Dorothy Espelage (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Therese D.More than one fourth of the boys with girlfriends said they had been physically aggressive (punching, slapping) with her. Although all victims of gender-based violence are affected negatively, research reveals that female victims of dating violence often experience more severe and longer-lasting consequences than do male victims.

These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.Pigott (Loyola University Chicago) Published online February 18, 2016, in the AERA peer-reviewed journal *De La Rue was a doctoral student with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign at the time of the paper's submission.She is now an assistant professor with the University of San Francisco. To speak with study author Lisa De La Rue, please contact Tony Pals at [email protected] Victoria Oms at [email protected] Policy In 2010, House Bill 46, Act 321, established that each school year the governing authority of each public school shall provide to students in grades seven through twelve, enrolled in Health Education, age- and grade-appropriate classroom instruction relative to dating violence. Associations of dating violence victimization with lifetime participation, co-occurrence, and early initiation of risk behaviors among U. Such instruction shall include, but need not be limited to, providing students with the following information: What Is Teen Dating Violence? “Teens face many of the same issues that adults face when dealing with dating violence, however there are not as many avenues available for teens to tap into when seeking help,” says Daniel, the attorney with Georgia Legal Services, pointing to the lack of resources for teens in violent relationships.

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