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Promoting Healthy Relationships for Adolescents: Board Policy Considerations
A Joint Publication of CSBA and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence


Healthy relationship skills developed during adolescence form the foundation for a lifetime of safe and respectful relationships. Unfortunately, adolescent dating abuse is all too common among students and on school grounds. Governing boards play a critical role in ensuring that the schools in their community are safe and supportive learning environments where students are protected from dating abuse and its long-lasting effects on education and health outcomes. This governance brief focuses on efforts to support healthy relationships, prevent adolescent dating abuse,and respond appropriately when dating abuse occurs.

Download the publication. If your organization works with youth, go through the list of recommended measures with them (page 3), and encourage their leadership in having discussions with education policymakers in their community.