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Fortunately, there is a law in Rhode Island that requires every middle school and high school to educate all staff and students about the dynamics of abuse and have a policy on how to respond to incidents of dating violence. We recently conducted an evaluation to find out how the Act is being implemented here in our state.
We've published our findings in a report that offers five recommendations for strengthening the law's implementation in Rhode Island.
It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.
Help Someone Today If you or someone you know who is in an abusive dating relationship, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, 7 days a week at 866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453. Confidential help is also available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean Vietnamese, Somali and Russian.
Resources for Youth Workers and Educators Runaway and Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit This toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic and sexual assault (DV/SA) fields to help programs better address relationship violence with runaway and homeless youth.
Read more about this project in the comprehensive TDV Guide, as well as the following Press Release and PSA.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.