The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is collaborating with the California Department of Education to make dating abuse prevention resources widely accessible to schools and community partners throughout the state.
The California Department of Education has published its first-ever webpage on teen dating abuse prevention. The page includes a link to definitions of key terms. The definitions used are the same definitions that were included in AB 1880 (Lara), a dating abuse prevention bill sponsored by the Partnership.
The webpage also includes a link to California's Health Education Content Standards, approved by the State Board of Education in 2008. These standards include guidance on how to include the promotion of healthy relationships in an age-appropriate manner at each grade level.
In the future, a sample school dating abuse policy will be added to the web page.