SDE: SDE Teen Dating Violence

Preventing Teen Dating Violence & Promoting Healthy Relationships
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According to the 2013 Connecticut School Health Survey (CSHS), one in four teens experienced dating abuse.  Results from the 2013 CHSH Survey indicate that in the past year approximately:
  • 26 percent of Connecticut high school students have been in a verbally or emotionally abusive dating relationship;
  • 9 percent in a physically abusive dating relationship; and
  • 11 percent in a sexually abusive relationship. 
Per Connecticut General Statute 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 Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has developed this Teen Dating Violence Web page to provide resources and technical assistance to support meeting the requirements of this legislation.
This Web page is designed to be a resource for educators and others to find information that will help to support the development of healthy and safe relationships. Below please find a fact sheet, webinar and other resources that support implementation on the local level.
     About Teen Dating Violence

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Kimberly Traverso, LPC

Stephanie Knutson, RN, MSN


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