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. Links to the following guidelines and resources can help districts that have not yet met the requirements. ODE’s Office for School Health and Wellness will update this web page periodically as more information and resources become available.
Guidelines and Resources for Dating Violence Prevention
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence by Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
A Guide to Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools
A Guide to Preventing Bullying, Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Violence in Rhode Island School
Safe Dates, An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum by Hazelden
Liz Claiborne: Love is Not Abuse
Learn more about HB 19
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