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Teen Dating Violence: What Educators Need to Know

 Teen Dating Violence: What Educators Need to Know

This session was originally held on February 23, 2012

The Center for Safe Schools hosted a live online learning session entitled, "Teen Dating Violence: What Educators Need to Know". This session was offered to help educators recognize signs of teen dating violence and understand their legal responsibilities.

The presenters were Jill Swiontek, Staff Attorney for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Leah Galkowski, Safe Schools Coordinator for the Center for Safe Schools.

After viewing the recording of this session, you will be able to: 


  • Define dating violence and recognize its features.
  • List ways the legal system can protect teen victims and hold teen perpetrators accountable.
  • Identify how the public school code addresses dating violence policy and education and where school personnel can go for technical assistance on developing and implementing a school policy.
  • Describe a school’s legal responsibility to dating violence victims.
  • Recognize the need for school personnel to have additional training about teen dating violence prevention and intervention.
  • Identify programs and resources that are available for schools, free of charge.


Session slides - as handouts (PDF)

Session Handout (PDF)

View the recorded online presentation