In addition, facilitators are encouraged to participate in facilitator training.
Your local certified domestic violence center may be available to offer onsite training for facilitators.
The resource curricula were designed to address the core components required by the statute, including: The teen dating violence prevention curricula are designed for educators to use with seventh through twelfth grade students in a classroom setting.
Included below are resource curricula for three age groupings, supplementary materials and teacher training modules to support implementation of the curricula.
Before You Begin: Resources, Training and Support for Facilitators Prior to implementation, it is recommended that you read the Introduction for the curriculum you plan to implement in its entirety.
Welcome Dating violence is a prevalent issue that affects the daily lives of teens.
One in four adolescents report verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year.
Among 11-14 year olds in relationships, 62 percent say they know friends who have been verbally abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to a Liz Claiborne Foundation study.
According to a 2010 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,546,000 Florida women will experience rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
These numbers and the potential lifelong impacts of such behaviors are startling.
However, research from CDC also indicates that teen dating violence is preventable and educators are an important part of the solution.
In 2010, Florida passed legislation intended to promote youth education related to teen dating violence and to support teen survivors of dating violence.
The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) in partnership with its membership organizations and the Florida Department of Education developed resource curricula, including supplementary materials and teacher training, addressing teen dating violence for grades 7 through 12 to satisfy the requirements of Florida Statutes 1006.1.42.