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.
- 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