At least one study has found that a parent’s drug or alcohol use can affect their child’s relationships in the future.
According to researchers at the University of Buffalo research institute on addictions, teen dating Violence isn’t just a teenage problem.
Teams have a lower tolerance for drugs and alcohol, so the effects are much more dramatic.
Unhealthy behaviors can be incredibly dangerous in a teenage relationship.
In our school district, this book is mandatory summer reading for all ninth graders.
If this book is then discussed in English class, it is advisable for English teachers to be trained in the topic of dating violence. Gift of Fear By Gavin De Becker This book can be used as a resource tool for teachers, and Chapters 1 and 4 (ex Parking Lot Scenario and Girl on a Plane) could be used when teaching about victimization.
There are limited curriculum materials available for the topic of teen dating violence.
And there is no one comprehensive curriculum that covers all the subtopics.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Teen Dating Violence The teenage years are filled with emotion, hormones, and growth.
Safe Dates, An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum Hazelden Publishing This curriculum is research based and considered a Model Program by the National Registry of Effective Programs and it is on the list of Exemplary & Promising Programs of Samhsa, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration. This is an excellent curriculum for a support group which should be run by a school mental health professional or community agency mental health professional (social workers, psychologists, guidance).
In also includes a YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING MANUAL, including the Safe Teens curriculum and culminating with a student-led awareness project in the school or community. And lastly, it includes a MANUAL OF SCHOOL-WIDE PREVENTION STRATEGIES to engage the entire school community. Great for schools who want to include intervention for victims …..truly a must for all schools.
Many also will provide dating violence lessons at your school.
Katie Brown Education Program Teaches dating violence units in schools; may request a donation Has developed a wonderful hands-on activity-based and teacher friendly curriculum for grades 5-9; curriculum and training is available for school teachers. org Day One, Rhode Island Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center Provides education in schools; offers free one day overview, there is a fee for subsequent lessons Found on websites: Love Is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 3 lesson plan unit “dating violence lesson plans” then follow the links for “Dating Violence Education Package” Gender Stereotypes Lesson Plans search lesson plans “gender representation” & “stereotyping” In addition to the above website materials, the websites listed in the teacher links have a wealth of materials including brochures, handouts, poetry, victim stories, etc.