(loveisrespect.org) By the time a young woman leaves college there is a 25% chance she will be a victim of sexual violence or attempted sexual violence (oneinfourusa.org).
It is imperative that we arm our students with the necessary tools to prevent dating and sexual violence.
What are the goals of the Healthy Relationships Program? A 2009 survey conducted by Safe Futures found that in our area of Connecticut 12% of high school students have experienced physical violence in a dating relationship.
Nationally, one in three adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
In high school, students receive a comprehensive overview of teen dating violence and how to prevent it.