Texas Domestic Violence Prevention Services Directory
With this searchable directory, you can connect to domestic and dating violence prevention programs being conducted throughout Texas by TCFV members.
You can use this search engine to:
- network with your fellow TCFV member programs about prevention work
- research the different types of prevention programming being done by TCFV members
- discover models for innovative prevention programming happening right here in Texas
- keep your own organization’s prevention programming information up-to-date.
We welcome your input on this initiative. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for how we can continue to improve this database, please contact us.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkit
TCFV is part of the Texas Dating Violence Prevention Team, a statewide interagency group that produces a compilation resource guide to help schools and communities counteract dating violence and promote healthy dating. The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Toolkit is available online at no cost.
House Bill 121
House Bill 121, passed in the 80th Legislative Session, amends the Education Code to require each school district in Texas to adopt and implement a dating violence policy to be included in the district improvement plan. The bill requires the policy to include a definition of dating violence that includes 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, and to address safety planning, enforcement of protective orders, school-based alternatives to protective orders, training for teachers and administrators, counseling for affected students, and awareness education for students and parents.
These documents should be helpful to anyone working to address dating violence in schools:
House Bill 121
- A Guide to Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools
This guide was developed by the Texas Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team and distributed to all Texas superintendents in the fall of 2007. It is intended to help supplement school districts’ new policies with information about creating a comprehensive response to dating violence.
- Model Teen Dating Violence Policy
A model policy that complies with HB 121, developed by the Texas Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team.
- TASB Model Student Code of Conduct
The Texas Association of School Boards sent this revised Model Student Code of Conduct to its members in the fall of 2007. Changes relevant to the dating violence policy requirement are found on page 4 (in the middle of the page discussing prohibited behavior) and in the Glossary on page 40.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Collaborative-Texas
The Interpersonal Violence Prevention Collaborative, IVPC, is a statewide network of partners aimed at establishing the primary prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking as a public health priority in Texas. As an organizational partner, TCFV supports the Strategic Plan to End Violence Against Women in Texas and the strengthening of the violence prevention network in Texas through the sharing of information about the primary prevention of interpersonal violence.
- Download the Strategic Plan to End Violence Against Women in Texas
The Plan is the product of a collaborative statewide initiative to identify priority areas for the prevention of violence against women in Texas.
- Join the IVPC-Texas Listserv
The listserv is a forum for individuals and organizations in Texas working to prevent sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence. It is a low-volume listserv for the sharing of questions and resources about the primary prevention of interpersonal violence. Email IVPC-Texasemail@example.com to join.