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Get SMART • Get HELP • Get SAFE Welcome to Preventing, Assessing, and Intervening

Get SMART • Get HELP • Get SAFE Welcome to Preventing, Assessing, and Intervening in Teen Dating Abuse A Training for Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

Facilitators and Sponsors § Facilitators: § This training is brought to you by: (to

Facilitators and Sponsors § Facilitators: § This training is brought to you by: (to be completed by trainer) Slide 2

Participant Objectives As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

Participant Objectives As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to: § Identify healthy relationships. § Identify teenage dating abuse. § Assess, intervene, and prevent. § Provide appropriate policies. § Extend positive norms. § Identify and use resources. § Identify and address special groups. Slide 3

What Is Teenage Dating Abuse? …a pattern of actual or threatened acts of physical,

What Is Teenage Dating Abuse? …a pattern of actual or threatened acts of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, perpetrated by an adolescent (between the ages of 13 and 18) against a current or former dating partner. Types of abuse: § Verbal § Psychological/emotional § Physical § Sexual Slide 4 Adapted from New Choices, Inc. : Breaking the Cycle www. newchoicesinc. org

Why You Are Needed You have unique skills, training, and experience in these areas:

Why You Are Needed You have unique skills, training, and experience in these areas: § Communicating, showing respect, and using your knowledge § Being aware of cultural biases § Recognizing early signs of trouble § Handling emergencies § Working with administrators, staff, students, families, and community resources § Helping students work through conflicts Slide 5

Levels of Providing Service in School Communities Assessment Intervention Prevention Slide 6

Levels of Providing Service in School Communities Assessment Intervention Prevention Slide 6

Assessment In your groups, create two lists: § Healthy attitudes and behaviors § Abusive

Assessment In your groups, create two lists: § Healthy attitudes and behaviors § Abusive attitudes and behaviors Slide 7

Up to the Challenges § What are the challenges? § What strategies might help?

Up to the Challenges § What are the challenges? § What strategies might help? § What attitudes might help? § What resources might help? Slide 8

Criteria for Community Resources § Knowledge about teenage dating abuse § Experience with youth

Criteria for Community Resources § Knowledge about teenage dating abuse § Experience with youth § Accessibility § Health- and safety-based approach § Professional certification § Cost-effectiveness Slide 9

What’s Next? Administrative level: § School policies, resources, communication School level: § Peer leaders,

What’s Next? Administrative level: § School policies, resources, communication School level: § Peer leaders, awareness § Assessment, intervention, prevention Student level: § Availability, respect, connection Slide 10