Identifying Teen Dating Violence
During the 2010 legislative session, the General Assembly passed SEA 316, and the Governor signed IC 20-19-3-10 into law. The legislation requires the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), in collaboration with organizations that have expertise in dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual abuse to identify or develop and make available to schools; (a) Model dating violence educational materials, and (b) A model for dating violence response policies and reporting by July 1, 2011. To that end, the information included in the Guidance Document and other documents and links available on this webpage, represent the plan toward the identification of available teen dating violence prevention and intervention materials, as well as suggested policy and reporting guidance. Although the use of the materials by schools is optional, we hope the available information will prove to be helpful in the planning and implementation of instruction and policy development.
Educational Materials Guidelines and Assessment Process
Throughout Indiana, both school and community-based practitioners are currently addressing the topic of teen dating violence through the provision of a variety of dating, intimate partner, and sexual violence prevention programs and curricula in both school and out-of-school settings. These programs and curricula have been developed in different ways, were obtained from a variety of sources, and are providing valuable assistance to schools. To assist school personnel in identifying accurate teen dating violence prevention materials based on sound prevention messages and principles, the IDOE has developed a set of guidelines and an assessment process based on Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence, and Assessment Tool. The materials identified through this process will assist schools – especially those serving grades six through twelve – with the selection and implementation of student oriented dating violence education programs.
Submission of Materials for Assessment and Inclusion on Identified List
For complete details and instructions on the process for submitting materials, see the Guidance Document
Materials being submitted (e.g. curricula, videos, posters, etc.) will first be accepted and reviewed beginning March 30, 2011, and will continue to be reviewed as materials are submitted.
An Indiana Teen Dating Violence Materials Submission Form must be provided with each set of items being submitted for review. If submitting a curriculum and accompanying videos, only one form identifying all elements to be reviewed needs to be completed. If submitting individual items not connected to a curriculum (i.e. videos, DVDs, posters, brochures, etc.) for review, a Materials Submission Form must be submitted with each item.
Individuals submitting materials will be responsible for submitting three (3) copies of all items to be reviewed, including videos and any other supplementary items.
Materials will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Materials that have been reviewed by July 1, 2011, will be posted at that time. Reviews will continue after that date, and results will be posted as materials are reviewed.
Identified Teen Dating Violence Materials
Response Policies and Reporting
The Department has developed a model for dating violence response policies and reporting which is based on recommendations from both national and state level experts. The information and recommendations provided are made available to assist school personnel in the development of guidelines and policies which will be specific and appropriate for their school corporation.
For complete information and details on the model for dating violence response policies and reporting that has been developed by the IDOE, see the Guidance Document