Dating violence programs schools
In addition, implementation of the program mattered.
The mission of the Hollywood Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is to start a school wide teen dating violence prevention program directed towards high school students in order to raise awareness about teen dating abuse, and prevent future incidents.A presentation called Healthy Relationships-Teen Dating Abuse is offered to every high school in Somerset and Kennebec counties, and most have taken us up on our offer of this free information which, by the way, is part of the Maine Learning Results, required curriculum in the state of Maine.“Thank you for coming in to teach us this information, I didn’t know that so many women were victims of abuse,”a teen from Messalonskee High.“Wow, now I know what to say and what NOT to say to my friend who is in an abusive relationship,” a teen from Winslow High.“It’s hard to imagine that some kids grow up in homes where there is an abusive parent,”a student from Waterville High. I’m sorry you had to go through that.” This is something I hear quite often .
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to do poorly in school, attempt suicide and report binge drinking, They are also more likely to become victims or abusers.