Safe Dates Second (2nd) Edition- An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum
Complete Curriculum for Adolescents to Develop Skills for Healthy Relationships
Vangie Foshee, Ph.D. & Stacey Langwick, Ph.D.
Every year, 1 in 4 adolescents experience verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing dating violence is the best approach to reduce its impact on developing youth. Safe Dates, Second Edition is an effective evidence-based program that helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive relationships. It is during the critical pre-teen and teen years that young people begin to learn the skills needed to create and foster positive relationships. With Safe Dates, young people are given the tools needed to build these skills. Highly engaging and interactive, Safe Dates reflects the issues faced by today's teens. The curriculum includes:
- Updated statistics and facts
- Information on dating abuse through technology
- All handouts and parent resources on CD-ROM
- New Families for Safe Dates program to get families talking about healthy dating relationships and dating abuse
Safe Dates has been designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and was selected for the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), receiving high ratings on all criteria.
Safe Dates Curriculum Description