New Jersey Department of Education

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Keeping Our Students Safe, Healthy & In School

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.  Educators can play an important role in helping students recognize abuse and seek the help they need.
Provided below are resources that may be of assistance to educators and families on this topic.

Resources for Educators

Resources to Share with Students and/or Families

Related Statutes and Regulations

State and Federal Government Agencies

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