Education and Resources
Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/datingmatters.html
This is is a 60-minute, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
The Action Alliance focuses on providing resources and information to advocates and residents of Virginia. The Action Alliance also operates the statewide Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-838-8238 v/tty), a toll-free, confidential, 24-hour service that provides crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to family violence and sexual assault survivors, their friends and families, professionals, and the general public.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
LoveIsRespect has resources and information for teens on dating violence. The web site is also home to the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline "Live Chat." The live chat (IM-style) on the loveisrespect website is an alternative method of contacting a peer advocate. It provides one on one, confidential information from a live, trained peer advocate. Helpline - 866-331-9474 - 866-331-8453 TTY
The Boys Town National Hotline
The Boys Town National hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line. Trained counselors can respond to your questions every day of the week, 365 days a year. This hotline also provide services in Spanish.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Choose Respect has a wealth of resources and information for youth, parents and concerned adults focusing on healthy teen dating. The video Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence is available for viewing. This 30-minute video contains true stories of teens, parents, and professionals who have been in or witnessed abusive relationships. They describe their experiences and insights so that teens and parents can recognize and prevent dating abuse in their own lives or in the lives of their friends. A video discussion guide is also available for download.
Love Is Not Abuse
Love Is Not Abuse provides resources for youth and parents about teen dating violence. The site provides specific brochures for parents, boy, and girls on teen dating abuse as well as a short curriculum. The Love Is Not Abuse Curriculum is a step-by step guide to teaching high school students about the issue of dating violence. Using literature and poetry, this program provides teachers with the tools to teach about this sensitive subject and is intended to be taught in either Health or English/Language Arts classes.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation's principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources. Resources include articles, guides, fact sheets, tool kits, and much more, all addressing sexual violence prevention across the lifespan.
Coaching Boys into Men
Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) engages athletic coaches through the Coaches Leadership Program to help shape the attitudes and behaviors of young male athletes. This includes a Playbook and Coaches Kit which helps coaches address issues of respect, integrity, and non-violence with athletes.
Robert L. Franklin, MS
Male Outreach Coordinator for Sexual Violence Prevention
Division of Injury and Violence Prevention
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7739 Fax: (804) 864-7748
Visit the URL below to download the video for this curriculum.