Ohio Substitute House Bill 19 (HB 19) became effective March 29, 2010.
The bill requires public schools to incorporate dating violence into their policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying.
School districts also must include dating violence prevention education in the health curriculum for grades 7 through 12.
All requirements of the bill were to have been met by late September 2010.
ODE provides several forms of assistance to districts in meeting the requirements.
the Cycle Dating Violence Resources is Respect Dating resources for parents, teens and educators.
The impact of domestic violence on children may continue through adolescence and adulthood.
Adolescents who have grown up in violent homes are at risk of recreating the abusive relationships they have seen.
The following resources help to equip child welfare professionals with information on how to prevent and respond to teen dating violence.
The Date Safe Project Provides schools, students, and parents with educational resources to help address teen dating and sexual assault awareness in the community.
Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides a 60-minute accredited training for educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and other professionals to prevent teen dating violence through training and discussion.