New Hope advocates are available to provide private and confidential services to students or staff in need of support around unhealthy or abusive relationships with friends, family members, or dating partners.Advocates are available by appointment at high, middle, or elementary schools.New Hope for Women offers school-based prevention and intervention programs that aim toward building healthy relationships and reducing the harmful impact of domestic and dating violence.School-Based Advocates are available to provide these programs to students and staff grades K-12 All of our services are free and confidential.We encourage educators to partner with their local domestic violence program, as they may have a Dating Violence Prevention Program and are fully trained to respond to students who disclose abuse.Working together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of Michigan's youth.Teen Dating Violence Policy, TX Education Code 37.0831 (formerly HB121) TX Education Code 37.0831 mandates that each school district in Texas adopt and implement a dating violence policy.
Often times these groups are created and co-facilitated with a school staff person.
Dating violence impacts thousands of teens each year.
Fortunately, through 2001 legislation, the State of Michigan now provides better legal protections for victims of dating violence.
The DVYEP includes background information, lesson plans, educator sheets, student surveys and handouts, as well as a poster in both English and Spanish.
It is designed for use in high school health classes, but is appropriate with any group of high school-aged youth.