Who Is This Training For?

Teachers, coaches, school personnel, youth leaders, and other youth-serving professionals play an important role in preventing teen dating violence. They should understand the risk factors and warning signs of teen dating violence, as well as their role in promoting healthy teen relationships. All staff in schools implementing the Dating Matters comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model are strongly encouraged to complete this training.

Anyone who wants to learn about teen dating violence prevention can take the Dating Matters Training for Educators!

What You'll Learn

  • Characteristics of healthy and unhealthy teen relationships
  • Early warning signs and factors that may increase a teen’s risk for dating violence
  • Statistics, examples, and consequences of teen dating violence
  • Ways to promote healthy relationships and prevent unhealthy and violent ones

Course Highlights

Graphic Novel Scenarios

Peer into the relationship dynamics of three teen couples to learn about a healthy dating relationship, unhealthy dating relationship, and concerning relationship that highlights educator intervention.

Interactive Exercises

Test the knowledge you’ve gained and reflect on how this information can be applied to your work with teens in a meaningful way.

Certificate of Completion

After you take the training and complete a brief survey, you can access a completion certificate.

Length of Training

This training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.


The Dating Matters Training for Educators Manual summarizes key points from each module of the training and provides additional activities and resources to support educators as role models and agents of change in preventing teen dating violence.