The impact of domestic violence on children may continue through adolescence and adulthood. Adolescents who have grown up in violent homes are at risk of recreating the abusive relationships they have seen. The following resources help to equip child welfare professionals with information on how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence.
The Date Safe Project
Provides schools, students, and parents with educational resources to help address teen dating and sexual assault awareness in the community.
Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides a 60-minute accredited training for educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and other professionals to prevent teen dating violence through training and discussion.
Offers toolkits to middle school and high school teachers to aid them in teaching signs of unhealthy or abusive relationships.
Foundations for Healthy Relationships With Foster Youth
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Provide caregivers with ways to support foster care youth develop the critical relationship skills necessary for future stability, healthy decision making, and overall growth.
Help Prevent Reproductive Coercion by Screening Youth for Dating Violence
Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (2016)
Offers various screening tools in order to prevent, identify, and respond to teen dating violence. Screening tools include a Red Flags Universal Teen Dating Violence screen and Student Health services Dating Abuse Screening and Response Protocol.
Love Is Not Abuse: A Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Prevention Curriculum High School Edition (PDF - 497 KB)
Love is Not Abuse (2012)
Provides lessons designed to help teenagers understand patterns of abuse in dating relationships and methods of prevention.
Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2016)
Emphasizes collaborative and multilevel approaches to the prevention of and response to teen dating violence by providing audience-specific information. For example, a chapter in this collection discusses how health-care providers can identify and discuss teen dating violence.
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School (PDF - 1,340 KB)
Stein, Mennemeier, Russ, & Taylor (2010)
National Institutes of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Provides grade-specific lessons about boundaries, dating relationships, and safe spaces in schools.