Teen dating violence intervention

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You can print free posters from the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and use them to start a conversation about healthy relationships.For information on dating violence training that may be available in your area, contact your local Domestic Violence Program.

There are many campaigns you can become involved in and bring to your school, church, or community.

You have the power to stop incidents of abuse by: gathering a group to talk to the abuser, creating a distraction, speaking up and letting the abuser know their actions are not ok, telling a trusted adult about what you saw, or calling the police.

While calling 911 can be overwhelming, it’s important to involve the police if you feel your or someone else’s safety has been threatened or is in danger.

From: Dates is a program designed to stop or prevent the initiation of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse on dates or between individuals involved in a dating relationship.

Intended for male and female 8th- and 9th-grade students, the goals of the program include: (1) changing adolescent dating violence and gender-role norms, (2) improving peer help-giving and dating conflict-resolution skills, (3) promoting victim and perpetrator beliefs in the need for help and seeking help through the community resources that provide it, and (4) decreasing dating abuse victimization and perpetration.

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