National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.The following curricula may be used to teach about sexual harassment, but ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR USING DATING VIOLENCE CURRICULA, AS NOTED ABOVE.
Available through Love Is Not Abuse Curriculum – free.
Many also will provide dating violence lessons at your school.
Katie Brown Education Program Teaches dating violence units in schools; may request a donation Has developed a wonderful hands-on activity-based and teacher friendly curriculum for grades 5-9; curriculum and training is available for school teachers. org Day One, Rhode Island Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center Provides education in schools; offers free one day overview, there is a fee for subsequent lessons Found on websites: Love Is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 3 lesson plan unit “dating violence lesson plans” then follow the links for “Dating Violence Education Package” Gender Stereotypes Lesson Plans search lesson plans “gender representation” & “stereotyping” In addition to the above website materials, the websites listed in the teacher links have a wealth of materials including brochures, handouts, poetry, victim stories, etc.
In our school district, this book is mandatory summer reading for all ninth graders.
If this book is then discussed in English class, it is advisable for English teachers to be trained in the topic of dating violence. Gift of Fear By Gavin De Becker This book can be used as a resource tool for teachers, and Chapters 1 and 4 (ex Parking Lot Scenario and Girl on a Plane) could be used when teaching about victimization.