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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 1006.148 and 1003.42. For more information on these requirements and resources available to educators visit www.fcadv.org/educators.
In addition, Florida’s 42 certified domestic violence centers are working to prevent teen dating violence all over the state. We encourage you to connect with your local domestic violence center to find out more about the resources they have available to educators and the services they offer for youth end educators in your community.
Talking to your kids about TDV and Healthy Relationships
It’s never too early or late to discuss topics such as healthy relationships with your teen. Even if your teen is not in a relationship, talk to them about steps to take to prevent dating violence and how to have a healthy relationship:
Parents should feel comfortable talking to their teens about healthy relationships and teen dating violence.
Here are some links to helpful resources to get you started:
Men have an incredible opportunity to influence other men and boys to treat their partners with respect. Not only is it an incredible opportunity, it’s a responsibility. We invite you to join in this mission to prevent violence against women and girls in all forms. We owe it to our sons and daughters! Learn more by checking out these awesome resources or contact your local certified domestic violence center for ways to volunteer.
10 Things Men Can Do to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence
A Call To Men
Coaching Boys Into Men
Men Stopping Violence
Men Can Stop Rape
Alaska Men Choose Respect
Joe Eherman: Coach for America
Men Against Domestic Violence
Men's Nonviolence Project
Men's Resource Center for Change
White Ribbon Campaign