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Preventing Teen Dating Violence & Promoting Healthy Relationships
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The Connecticut State Department of Education is excited to announce the launch of a new webpage to provide educators with information and resources on Teen Dating Violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four teens will experience dating abuse during this coming year. Results from the 2009 Connecticut School Health Survey indicate that about 17% of Connecticut high school students have been in a verbally abusive dating relationship in the past year, 10% in a physically abusive dating relationship in the past year, and 7.4% were forced into sexual intercourse. 
Per Connecticut General Statue Section 10-220a, each local or regional board of education is required to provide in-service training programs for its teachers, administrators and pupil personnel on teen dating violence and domestic violence programs. The State Department of Education has developed a webpage that provides resources and technical assistance to support meeting the requirements of this legislation.
The Teen Dating Violence webpage is a tool that you can use to obtain valuable information to support the development of healthy and safe relationships. Included on this webpage is a Fact Sheet, a webinar and other resources that support implementation on the local level.
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Contact Information
Bonnie Edmondson, Ed.D.
Education Consultant
Coordinated School Health
Comprehensive School Health
Connecticut State Department of Health
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Phone 860-713-6936
Kimberly Traverso, L.P.C.
Education Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Phone 860-808-2057
Fax 860-807-2062

Content Last Modified on 9/26/2012 8:14:54 AM