What are the goals of the Healthy Relationships Program? A 2009 survey conducted by Safe Futures found that in our area of Connecticut 12% of high school students have experienced physical violence in a dating relationship.
Alameda County Public Health Department will continue to be a leader in teen dating violence prevention through Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention is a free 60-minute, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.
Dating Matters takes place in a virtual school setting, complete with navigation through school hallways and classrooms.
In high school, students receive a comprehensive overview of teen dating violence and how to prevent it.
Lessons on sexual violence are often included as part of the Healthy Relationships curriculum.
focuses on 11– to 14–year–olds in high-risk, urban communities.