A Guide to Addressing Teen Dating and Sexual Assault in a School Setting

This guide details schools' responsibility to take a leadership role to prevent and respond to teen dating and sexual violence in schools and in the community. While the information is specific to California, much can be applied nationally.

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A Guide to Addressing Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault in a School Setting by Peace Over Violence with assistance from the California Women's Law Center for the Crime and Violence Prevention Center, California Attorney General's Office (February 2008)

This guide details schools' responsibility to take a leadership role to prevent and respond to teen dating and sexual violence in schools and in the community. While the information is specific to California, much can be applied nationally.

Contents include:

  • Schools' Legal Obligations and Potential Liability
  • Comprehensive School-Wide Plan to Prevent and Respond to Teen Dating and Sexual Violence
  • School Policies and Protocols
  • Services for Victims, Perpetrators and Bystanders
  • Violence Prevention Education for Students
  • Faculty and Staff Training
  • Appendix A: Federal and California Laws Require Schools to Respond to Teen Dating and Sexual Violence
  • Appendix B: Sample Teen Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Policy
  • Appendix C: Sample Teen Dating and Sexual Violence Protocol
  • Appendix D: Suggested Curricula

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