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Violence is never acceptable. But there are reasons why it happens. Violence is related to certain risk factors. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who:.
Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies. For more information on Teen Dating Violence Prevention please call our office or Also, check out the Prevention Squad and how they are helping to bring awareness on the topic.
You're out with a nice looking guy. Then he touches your thigh or "accidentally" bumps into one of your private parts. Your stomach kind of churns. But then he says he's sorry or maybe he doesn't act like he notices that he made you uncomfortable.
Do you a forget it and go on with the date b call the date off c tell him to be careful that he doesn't do that again. You're at a party with a guy you've known for a while. You're sitting with a group from school. He leans over and kisses you. You weren't ready to kiss this guy! And definitely not in front of everybody. You a laugh it off b get embarrassed and don't say anything about it c leave him there and go sit with some other friends. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
These behaviors are often thought to be a "normal" part of a relationship. But these behaviors can set the stage for more serious violence like physical assault and rape. What is Dating Violence? Here are just a few: What are the consequences of dating violence? Why Does Dating Violence Happen? Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Believe it's okay to use threats or violence to get their way or to express frustration or anger. Teens who experience dating violence are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, engage in unhealthy behaviors such as experimenting with tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and have thoughts about suicide, according to the CDC.
The mental and physical health consequences can extend into adulthood, and unhealthy relationships in adolescence also can create a cycle of abusive relationships. Prevention initiatives include early education about safe dating practices. Efforts that provide education and information about healthy relationships often include components that address problem-solving skills and avoidance of risky behaviors.
Some require schools to develop policies related to dating violence and other school violence. Many states have also adopted teen dating violence awareness weeks or months, in an effort to draw the public's attention to a national campaign that promotes prevention, healthy relationships, and offers information and resources. The law also requires school districts and charter schools to add comprehensive healthy relationships programming as part of the student health classes.
Would require district school boards to adopt and implement a dating violence and abuse policy and provides policy requirements. Also would require the Department of Education to develop a model policy that includes school personnel training. Local boards may implement such programs at any time and for any grade level local boards find appropriate, and the state board shall encourage the implementation of such programs.
In addition, the state board shall make information regarding such programs available to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Provides that the Comprehensive Health Education Program may include instruction on teen dating violence for specified grade levels. These policies are required to clearly state that teen dating violence will not be tolerated, and need to include guidelines for addressing alleged incidents of teen dating violence.
Requires school districts to adopt a dating violence prevention policy and to include dating violence prevention education within the health education curriculum. The model policy shall be implemented on or before April 1, Each school district's policy should include a policy for responding to incidents of dating violence and to provide dating violence education to students, parents, staff, faculty and administrators, in order to prevent dating violence and to address incidents involving dating violence.
The curriculum is intended to increase awareness of teen dating violence and sexual violence, including rape prevention strategies, resources available, etc. This law also provides for the deferral of adjudication and dismissal of certain dating violence cases. The school policy should provide training for teachers and administrators and awareness education for students and parents. It should also enforce protective orders or school based alternative including counseling for affected students.