More than 1 in 10 high school students have experienced physical or sexual violence by a dating partner in the past year.
Teen dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships.
It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.
This training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
When this training refers to teens, we mean young people from pre-teen (11) throughout adolescence (to early 20s).
The model uses a combination of evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies to target a wide range of factors that can increase risk for teen dating violence.