Resources and Publications NOTE: This fact sheet contains resources, including Web sites, created by a variety of outside organizations. Department of Education does not guarantee the accuracy of any information contained on the Web sites of these outside organizations. Korchmaros, Ph D, University of Arizona; Danah Boyd, Ph D, New York University; and Kathleen Basile, Ph D, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The resources are provided for the user's convenience and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the U. Department of Education of the organizations, their products, services, or materials, or any views or claims expressed by those outside organizations. Witnessing violence has been associated with decreased school attendance and academic performance. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Further, teenage victims of dating violence are more likely than their non-abused peers to smoke, use drugs, engage in unhealthy dieting (e.g., taking diet pills or laxatives, vomiting to lose weight), engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt or consider suicide. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A 2009 study of sixth-grade students found that 25% thought it was acceptable for boys to hit their girlfriends.
Teen dating violence has serious consequences for victims and their schools. Lessons From Literature Family Violence Prevention Fund Offers a classroom manual, handouts, and other free resources to help teachers incorporate violence prevention lessons into existing English high school curricula.Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence Connects visitors with current research and interventions for children and youth experiencing domestic violence.By promoting a culture of respect and nonviolence with children and youth at an early age, child welfare professionals hope to prevent future violent behavior.The following domestic violence prevention and awareness programs and resources are geared toward working with children and youth.This collection of resources emphasizes the importance developing healthy attitudes and behaviors as a means of reducing gender-based violence in future generations.The Fourth R: Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships Develops and evaluates programs, resources, and training materials for professionals working with youth to target multiple forms of violence, including bullying, dating violence, peer violence, and group violence.There are many tools available to help schools get started. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202 gov --------------------------------------------------- “National Rates of Adolescent Physical, Psychological, and Sexual Teen-Dating Violence,” Michele Ybarra Ph D, MPH, Center for Innovative Public Health Research; Dorothy L. Click this link ( to learn about examples of resources for schools. Espelage, Ph D University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne; Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Ph D, University of South Alabama; Josephine D. Other teen dating violence prevention programs utlitize changes to the school environment or training influential adults, like parents/caregivers and coaches, to work with youth to prevent dating violence.It’s also important to address family violence in the home.