Per Connecticut General Statute Section 10-220a, each local or regional board of education is required to provide in-service training programs for its teachers, administrators and pupil personnel on teen dating violence and domestic violence programs.
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has developed this Teen Dating Violence Web page to provide resources and technical assistance to support meeting the requirements of this legislation.
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Below please find a fact sheet, webinar and other resources that support implementation on the local level.
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.