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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hanging Out or Hooking Up? Tools to Prevent Teen Dating Abuse

Hanging Out or Hooking Up? Tools to Prevent Teen Dating Abuse
Safe and supportive relationships contribute to students' health and academic success. However, many adolescents are involved in abusive dating relationships from as early as middle school. Promoting healthy relationships early is critical, and prevention efforts in middle school are important along with early intervention and response protocols for older youth. 
Learning Outcomes
Recognize the negative health and academic effects of adolescent dating violence.
Determine prevention strategies to promote healthy relationships, including how to use a screening and safety planning protocol in a school setting.
Identify resources to build healthy relationships skills and to improve student safety.
Debbie Lee has been with Futures Without Violence since 1980. She is currently a senior vice preident and deputy director of Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative. 
Feb. 20, 2013, 1 p.m. Eastern

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