Preventing Teen Dating Violence & Promoting Healthy Relationships

Overview

According to the 2013 Connecticut School Health Survey (CSHS), one in four teens experienced dating abuse. Results from the 2013 CHSH Survey indicate that in the past year approximately:

  • 26 percent of Connecticut high school students have been in a verbally or emotionally abusive dating relationship;
  • 9 percent in a physically abusive dating relationship; and
  • 11 percent in a sexually abusive relationship.

Connecticut General Statute (C.G.S.) Section 10-220a requires each local or regional board of education to provide in-service training programs for its teachers, administrators, and pupil personnel on teen dating violence and domestic violence programs. This webpage provides resources and technical assistance that support meeting the requirements of this legislation and helps educators and others find information to support the development of healthy and safe relationships.