Facts and Statistics about Teen Dating Abuse

One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, choked or physically hurt by their partner. And for one in five teen girls, the strongest memories of high school will be abuse suffered at the hands of a dating partner. Learn the facts here.

Teaching to Transform: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education 
This database offers hundreds of resources for your work to end relationship violence across the lifespan. Search it to find everything current for the prevention classroom–from curricula and lesson plans to videos, games, guides, and posters.

Do a School-Based Campaign to End Dating Violence: Young Hearts Matter Month in February.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is in February. Do you have plans yet? Find resources and activities here.

Local Family Violence Program Directory
Your local Texas program can probably come to your school to train staff and students as part of their prevention and community education work. TCFV’s service directory is helpful in establishing a relationship with a local family violence program that can support schools in addressing teen dating abuse.

Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools

All high schools in Texas are required to have a Teen Dating Abuse policy. Read to learn about how to establish and implement a policy that meets state standards.

A School Policy to Increase Student Safety: Promote Healthy Relationships and Prevent Teen Dating Violence Through Improved School Climate
This policy toolkit is unique because it offers schools national best practices, as well as guidelines for early intervention and crisis response. It is written in a readable, accessible style.

Clinical Guidelines for Responding to Adolescent Dating Abuse
School health professionals have a transformative role. The adolescent health care provider can help prevent, identify and address adolescent relationship abuse. Read these guidelines from Futures Without Violence to learn how.

Gender Doesn’t Limit You!
This research-based curriculum for the early grades (Pre-K to 3rd) guides children to peaceful relating, acceptance of differences, and gender equality.

Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Middle School
From measuring personal space to determining what constitutes their boundaries and/or violations of those boundaries, this curriculum engages middle school students in a rich examination of themselves and relating to others.

Teacher’s Guide: Interesting, Fun, and Effective Activities to Influence Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention
This high school guide offers a ton of ideas for integrating prevention across the entire curriculum–with activities for math, science, English, P.E., and many other subjects! Use this guide to inspire your lessons, and when discussing whole-school change with school staff.