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Dating Violence Prevention

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education dating violence prevention website. On or before March 1, 2010, the department shall develop and adopt a model dating violence policy to assist school districts in developing policies for dating violence.

§79-2,141

Model dating violence policy; department; school district; duties; publication; staff training; redress under other law.

(1) On or before March 1, 2010, the department shall develop and adopt a model dating violence policy to assist school districts in developing policies for dating violence.

(2) On or before July 1, 2010, each school district shall develop and adopt a specific policy to address incidents of dating violence involving students at school, which shall be made a part of the requirements for accreditation in accordance with section 79-703. Such policy shall include a statement that dating violence will not be tolerated.

(3) To ensure notice of a school district’s dating violence policy, the policy shall be published in any school district handbook, manual, or similar publication that sets forth the comprehensive rules, procedures, and standards of conduct for students at school.

(4) Each school district shall provide dating violence training to staff deemed appropriate by a school district’s administration. The dating violence training shall include, but not be limited to, basic awareness of dating violence, warning signs of dating violence, and the school district’s dating violence policy. The dating violence training may be provided by any school district or combination of school districts, an educational service unit, or any combination of educational service units.

(5) Each school district shall inform the students’ parents or legal guardians of the school district’s dating violence policy. If requested, the school district shall provide the parents or legal guardians a copy of the school district’s dating violence policy and relevant information.

(6) This section does not prevent a victim of dating violence from seeking redress under any other available law, either civil or criminal, and does not create or alter any existing tort liability.

Nebraska Department of Education Model Policy to Prevent Dating Violence

LINKS

USDE 2.28.13
Letter
Gender-based Violence Among School-aged Youths, What schools can do

Rhode Island Board of Regents Elementary and Seconday Education; A Guide to Preventing Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence in Rhode Island Schools; April 1, 2008

A Guide to Addressing Teen Dating Violence in Texas Schools

A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Dating Abuse and Sexual Violence in New York City Schools

Lindsay Ann Burke site

Nebraska – Break the Cycle; Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence

The Prevention Researcher

Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coailtion

Voices of Hope

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2

Dating Violence Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

Sexual Assault Prevention Guide for College Students

Choose Respect, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women’s Law

Teen Action Campaign

Liz Claiborne

Family Violence Prevention Fund

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline