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

Publication California School Boards AssociationCalifornia Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Excerpt from this Publication:

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.