Teen Dating Abuse
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Gilbert Public Schools (GPS) finds that teen dating violence is a complex public health and safety problem that requires a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to ensure that students and staff can learn and work in a safe and secure school climate.

As a result of the passage of Senate Bill 1308, information about teen dating abuse will be a part of the health curriculum for GPS. The “Love Is Not Abuse” Curriculum has been recommended by the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It has been approved by the GPS Governing Board.

Instruction will be provided to 8th grade students through physical education classes. The District Prevention Coordinator along with additional designated school social workers will be responsible for presenting the instructional materials. The curriculum will be covered over two days in all physical education classes.

The curriculum provides dating abuse information that will fulfill the requirements of this legislation by including the following:

- A definition of dating abuse.

- The recognition of dating abuse warning signs.

- The characteristics of healthy relationships.

- Resources available to parents and students.
 
 
Contact Information:
Susan Cadena, LCSW
K-12 Prevention Coordinator
480-545-2181
susan.cadena@gilbertschools.net
 


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