Healthy Environments in Schools Action Team (HESAT)

Teen Dating Violence

  • "Teen Dating Violence: Take it Seriously before it Happens Again" from Ms. Magazine : Last week, the Boston area was shocked to hear that the body of Wayland, Mass., high-school graduate Lauren Astley, 18, was found in a marsh in what looks to be an act of teen domestic violence that occurred after Astley ended a three-year relationship with her boyfriend Nathaniel Fujita. As if this wasn't awful enough, the Boston Globe interviewed a cross-section of Boston area teens and found that, despite the recent tragedy, many of them think they're 'too young' to worry about dating violence.
  • A Parent's Guide to Teen Dating Violence: Questions to Start the Conversation (PDF/8 pages) : "Dear Parent or Guardian: Could violence be a part of your teen's social life or dating relationships? The answer may surprise you. While we think that relationship violence is something that could never affect the lives of our children, the truth is that nearly a third of girls surveyed said that they know at least one person at school who was physically abused by the person they were dating. The good news is that there is a lot we, as parents, can do to step in and help. All it takes is a little time, focus, and a commitment to reach out, listen and talk to our teens."
  • Day One- Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line (1-866-223-1111) : "Day OneĀ® has become a statewide program of Cornerstone and expanded its network to include 55 domestic violence programs throughout the Minnesota area. Together, we work to connect domestic violence victims to safety and services in one phone call. Our collaborative efforts result in stronger relationships, coordinated responses to barriers and the development of effective best practices."
  • Preventing Abuse and Violence Through Education (PAVE) : "The goal of Cornerstone's PAVE program is to raise awareness about and prevent domestic violence through classroom presentations, as well as offering supportive small-group and one-to-one sessions where students can work through the impact of the violence they have experienced, witnessed, or caused." Our experience in the classroom providing comprehensive violence prevention curricula as well as providing direct service to youth since 1994 has informed our work creating and implementing the KNOW ABUSE" curriculum.
  • See It and Stop It! : This site was created by teens in Massachusetts to help you prevent relationship violence.
  • Squash the Relationship if it's Abusive : "When a teenage relationship suffers from dating violence, it is like a pop bottle being shaken up. You're worried about opening the cap because you know it's going to blow up in your face." This article was written by a Twin Cities teenager through the ThreeSixty project.
  • Teacher's guide to address Teen Dating Violence (PDF: 53KB/8 pages) : Interesting, Fun, and Effective Classroom Activities To Influence Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention
  • Teen Dating Violence Myths and Facts (PDF: 31KB/1 page) : Teen Dating Violence myths and facts from Child Resource.
  • Teen Dating Violence Resources : This is the Minnesota Department of Health's Teen Dating Violence Resource Page
  • Teen Dating Violence Warning Signs speech : Six-minute speech about the problem of teen dating violence.
  • U Have the Right : Fact sheets, definitions, self-tests, music and many more resources that discuss teen dating violence and healthy relationships
  • Violence Prevention Works!: Teen Dating Violence : "Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating. Sections include: Recognizing Dating Violence, Consequences of Dating Violence, How to Help Teens Dealing with Dating Violence, and Resources for Prevention.


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