DATING MATTERS is a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to describe what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it.
This course will help you:
> Understand teen dating violence and its consequences
> Identify factors that can place teens at risk for dating violence
> Communicate with teens about the importance of healthy relationships
> Learn about resources to prevent dating violence
By working with teens, families, organizations, and communities to implement effective teen dating violence prevention strategies, you can help make your school safer and healthier for all students.
What is teen dating violence?
> Statistics, examples, and consequences of violence
Risk and protective factors for teen dating violence
> Early warning signs and factors that may increase
a teen’s risk for dating violence
Making healthy relationship choices
> Characteristics of healthy and unhealthy teen relationships
> Educator’s role in teaching about healthy relationships
> Access to dating violence information, curricula,
strategies, and tools