•         Stop Teen Dating Violence                                                 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
    Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month
      Respect Week         February 12-16

    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 12-17, 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

    Relationship Spectrum 

    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

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either your child’s guidance counselor or Mr. Bassow, Intervention Counselor.