FEBRUARY IS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE MONTH
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
Teen Dating Violence is the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control another person in a dating relationship.
All secondary campuses must complete Teen Dating Violence as part of their mandated training. For information on how to access the Teen Dating Violence compliance training video, please contact Jennell Johnson-Polk at JenJohnson@dallasisd.org
All secondary counselors present awareness and prevention lessons every year to all 7th - 12th Grade students. In addition to the lessons many of the counselors coordinate activities during the month of February, including educating staff to highlight the critical issue. For more information about the guidance lessons provided by the counselors, please visit the Student Engagement and Counseling Services webpage.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Office partners with the Office of Family and Community Engagement to provide parent workshops on Teen Dating Violence through the Prep University Workshop Series for Families. For more information about PREP U, please visit the Dallas ISD Office of Family and Community Engagement Office
Resources and Peer Advocates, National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Break the Cycle
Resources and Training
Texas Council on Family Violence Resources, Training, and Policy youth.gov Dating Violence