February is Teen Dating Violence (DV) Awareness Month. Teen DV Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. House Bill 121, effective in 2007, mandates that all Texas school districts adopt and implement a dating violence policy. Part of EMS ISD’s policy includes ongoing awareness education for students and parents/guardians. Although the topic of Respect is discussed and practiced throughout the year, we focus and elaborate on Respect during February, specifically, during the week of February 12-16, 2018. The ultimate goal of educating about youth violence is to stop Teen Dating Violence before it begins, and to promote healthy relationships.
These handouts are provided as additional information for parents and students on teen dating violence awareness and prevention. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school counselor or the intervention counselor, Mr Bassow.
Talking To Your Teen About Dating Violence
Setting Healthy Boundaries
Additional information on healthy relationship and teen dating violence can also be found at:
Relationship Bill of Rights (will be posted around the campus along with Be the Change)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline National Domestic Violence Hotline
(866)-331-9474 live chat at www.loveisrepect.org (800) 799-SAFE (7233) www.thehotline.org