New Jersey Department of Education

Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence is a pattern or series of destructive behaviors used to control, dominate, and exert power over a dating partner. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.23a, instruction regarding dating violence in grades 7-12 is required.

It is important for students to learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and educators can play an important role in helping students recognize abuse and seek the help they need.

Resources and information that may be of assistance to educators and families on this topic can be found here.

Statutes and Regulations

The references below can be found at the New Jersey Legislature's website:

  • N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.23a - Dating Violence Education.

Government Agencies

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