At the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), we believe youth deserve better—and that laying a foundation for healthy relationships at this crucial time will result in a future free from domestic violence.
Schools have an important responsibility to give students the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and in life.
Of those teen survivors, 3% of teens in abusive relationships reported the abuse to authority figures and 6% told family members. Studies show that teens experiencing abuse are more likely to smoke or use drugs, take diet pills/laxatives, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt or consider suicide. Teens experiencing abuse are usually silent about their experience; often, teens blame themselves or normalize abusive behaviors as typical.
Controlling behaviors, such as demanding passwords to email accounts or constant texting and phone calls may initially be viewed as signs of love – that a dating partner is taking an interest in their lives and showing how much they care.
Access it via Broward County Public School’s BEEP Portal.During the preteen and teen years, young people are learning the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships with others.This is an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of relationship violence that can last into adulthood.Studies investigating the effectiveness of programs to prevent dating violence are beginning to show positive results.Please contact the programs directly for the most current information.Break The Cycle Broward County Public Schools’ Child Abuse Domestic Violence Center for Disease Control and Prevention Dating Matters – This 60-minute, interactive training is designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens to understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.