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NCJ Number: 157206 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Violence in Dating Relationships: A Teaching Guide
Corporate Author: Women's Habitat
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: Ontario Women's Directorate
Toronto Ontario M5G 1V2, Canada
Women's Habitat
Toronto Ontario, Canada
Sale Source: Ontario Women's Directorate
#200, 480 University Avenue
Toronto Ontario M5G 1V2,
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This guide helps teens understand the nature of violence in dating relationships, provides prevention education on teen dating violence, empowers teenagers to talk to other teens about dating violence, teaches teens assertiveness skills that can solve problems nonviolently, and gives teens a sense of their own uniqueness and worth.
Abstract: One section provides an overview of sexual assault and dating violence, including definitions, statistics, signs that can identify an abuser, and whom to contact for more information. Another section focuses on the law, the victim's legal obligations to report violence, and whom to call. It also suggests what a person can do to help a student who may be in an abusive situation. A third section suggests guidelines for various types of activities designed to make a safe environment for the students. Three sections provide activities and resources to help teens build prevention skills, assist a friend who is in an abusive situation, learn skills to prevent violence, and develop positive behavior. The last section provides reference and resource lists. Other material includes fact sheets, a teen kit, a discussion paper, a brochure, and a publication list from Education Wife Assault.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Dating Violence; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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