Dating violence intervention and prevention for teenagers

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US Department of Justice: Dating violence resources First Call for Help, 211 Broward: A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County.

Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online.

Access it via Broward County Public School’s BEEP Portal.

Department of Health, FL: Sexual Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.

Keira Knightley’s domestic violence awareness video Love is Not Abuse Love is Respect The National Center for Victims of Crime: The Youth Initiative, National Crime Victim Helpline 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255) National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474/1-866-331-8453 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Presidential Proclamation: presidential-proclamation-national-teen-dating-violence-awareness-and-pr February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Teen Resources: National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) Reality Avenue’s “Relationships: What is REAL Love?

” ½ hour prevention programs created by Office of Prevention using Broward County students.

We need your help in spreading awareness about dating abuse and in letting our students know they deserve safe and healthy relationships.

Violence in teen dating relationships is alarmingly commonplace.

It occurs in heterosexual and same-sex relationships and cuts across racial/ethnic and socio economic lines.

Further, many adolescents have difficulty recognizing physical and sexual abuse as such and may perceive controlling and jealous behaviors as signs of love (Levy, 1990).

This article provides a critical review of the research literature with respect to risk factors for both perpetrators and victims of dating violence and examines the research on the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.

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