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It also can be used in Advisory, read by teacher who is trained in tdv topic and discussed. Leslie’s Journal By Allan Stratton Annick Press Go to lesson plan that accompanies the book. Things Change By Patrick Jones (librarian) Realistic fiction for high school. It is not advisable for students to read this book.
Tornado Warning By Elin Stebbins Waldal Sound Beach Publishing A must read for all, high school and up. When Dating Becomes Dangerous: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Relationship Abuse By Barrie Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans, 2013, A must-read book for all parents, especially those whose teen is in an abusive relationship.
Other identified gaps are present in rural programs.
Rural programs report that transportation, parental consent, and the lack of teen-specific services often prevent youth from engaging services.
In our school district, this book is mandatory summer reading for all ninth graders.
If this book is then discussed in English class, it is advisable for English teachers to be trained in the topic of dating violence. Gift of Fear By Gavin De Becker This book can be used as a resource tool for teachers, and Chapters 1 and 4 (ex Parking Lot Scenario and Girl on a Plane) could be used when teaching about victimization.
The effect of teen dating violence on physical health, mental health, and educational outcomes is significant.
Youth victims of dating violence are more likely to experience depression and anxiety symptoms, engage in unhealthy behaviors like using tobacco, drugs and alcohol, exhibit antisocial behaviors, and think about suicide.
The following is a list of curriculum materials that have been used with success by health teachers. In our school district in Rhode Island, we teach the first three sessions in eighth grade and the remainder of the sessions in grade nine. Safe This program consists of 3 parts: SUPPPORT GROUP MANUAL (24 week curriculum for youth victims who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, or abusive dating relationships).
Youth also report concerns that the abuse will be disclosed to their parents and/or Child Protective Services, or that their partners will be notified, thus subjecting them to more abuse.
These are important gaps which could benefit from additional resource development and technical assistance.
The following curricula may be used to teach about sexual harassment, but ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR USING DATING VIOLENCE CURRICULA, AS NOTED ABOVE.
Sexual Harassment, Pick & Choose Activities for Grades 7-12 by Betty Hubbard, Ed. Published by ETR Associates Contains good lesson plans for sexual harassment, but also has a few good lesson plans on gender stereotypes and the media.