HB 5246 (2010): Requires the Commissioner of Public Health to develop one public service announcement issued by the Department of Public Health through a televised broadcast for the purpose of preventing teen dating and family violence.Delaware: SCR 21 (2009) establishes a teen dating violence task force to evaluate and make recommendations on policies for education on teen dating violence.Florida: SB 642 and HB 467 (2010) (Chapter 217): Requires comprehensive health education taught in the public schools to include a component on teen dating violence and abuse for students in grades 7 through 12.Requires district school boards to adopt and implement a dating violence and abuse policy and provides policy requirements. It’s where teens (and tweeners) will learn about relationships. It’s where their boyfriends and girlfriends may be.Requires every school district in AZ to review and consider the adoption of dating abuse curriculum and policies by June 30, 2011.Connecticut: HB 5315 (2010): Includes teen dating violence and domestic violence education as part of the in-service training program for certified teachers, administrators and pupil personnel.
Here is a summary of some of the significant laws by state, in alphabetical order.
School-Based Advocates facilitate groups of students who wish to build self-esteem and learn fun and useful skills in building healthy relationships.
Often times these groups are created and co-facilitated with a school staff person.
(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).
It is imperative that we arm our students with the necessary tools to prevent dating and sexual violence.