Safe Dates

By Vangie Foshee, Ph.D., and Stacey Langwick, Ph.D.

Step 2: Educate Students with an Evidence-based Dating Violence Program

For grades 6-12

Once your school has a solid policy in place to address dating violence, you can begin educating your student body using Safe Dates, an evidence-based adolescent dating abuse prevention program. Highly engaging and interactive, Safe Dates helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative or abusive dating relationships.

Safe Dates:

  • Works as a prevention and intervention tool.
  • Has strong outcomes even after four years.
  • Is proven effective with boys as well as girls.
  • Addresses both teens who abuse and teens who are abused.
  • Acknowledges that either gender could play either role.

Safe Dates includes:

  • a 10-session, interactive and engaging curriculum
  • an evidence-based family program that includes student/parent booklets for at-home discussions of dating violence
  • a poster contest
  • a school play
  • English and Spanish language versions of all parent materials

Safe Dates also provides the latest statistics and facts about teen dating violence, scenarios that reflect a diverse population and information regarding dating abuse via technology.

To learn more or to order Safe Dates, click hereor call 1-800-328-9000