This training provides an overview of the dynamics of teen dating violence, including a video featuring the personal story of a survivor of abuse. The training also covers school policies and procedures and the practical steps that teachers and other staff members can take to effectively intervene.  Specific topics include:

  • Legal definitions and the types of abuse
  • Prevalence and why teens are vulnerable to abuse
  • Early warning signs of abusive relationships
  • The cycle of abuse and barriers to leaving
  • The use of technology in abusive relationships
  • Role of the school: policies, procedures and programs
  • Role of the teacher or staff member
  • Resources for further information and help