Teens are at a high risk for interpersonal violence when they have not received education on healthy, and unhealthy relationship behaviors.Dating violence includes physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, or stalking through digital and face-to-face communications with the goal of power, and control.

Session 4: How to Help Friends: Students learn why it is difficult to leave abusive relationships and how to help a friend if she or he is in an abusive relationship.

Session 5: Helping Friends: Students practice effective skills for helping friends who are abused or confronting friends who are abusing.

, is to decrease the prevalence of teen dating violence in high schools throughout our community by first working with seasonal sport teams (i.e. The program also includes distinct learning examples specifically geared towards males and females.

The following steps will be taken to raise awareness, reduce its prevalence, and encourage the reporting of teen dating abuse.

Session 6: Overcoming Gender Stereotypes: A writing exercise, small-group discussions and scenarios help students learn about gender stereotypes and how these stereotypes can affect dating relationships.

Session 7: How We Feel, How We Deal: Through the use of a feelings diary and a discussion of "hot buttons," students learn effective ways to recognize and handle their anger, so it doesn't lead to abusive behavior.

Fayette Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202(410) 396-2206 Office(410) 218-3447 Cell Aisha. Chicago’s experience in youth violence prevention, through the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and adolescent health, through the Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health make them ideally suited to lead Dating Matters in their community.

The city has demonstrated a strong commitment to violence prevention, including teen dating violence, via an integrated public health and public safety partnership that includes strong collaborations between the Chicago Public Health Department and Chicago Public Schools.

All parent materials are provided in English and Spanish.