Materials Students will need: (Facilitator Note: The statements do not have to be hung in any particular order.For up-to-date statistics, you can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline at We hope that they will be helpful in your efforts to prevent dating violence.
Once you have visited all statements, return to your seats."Once the group has returned to their seats, announce that ALL of the statements are TRUE. Today's session will involve seeing a short video and having a discussion about this very important topic.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.
In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.
According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to higher incidence of dating violence.Dating violence can happen to teens in a romantic or sexual relationship anytime, anywhere. A healthy relationship is built on respect and is free of violence.