Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Promoting Healthy Relationships, and Domestic Violence Resources


Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.)

  • Public Act 19-146: An Act Requiring the Provision of Information Concerning Domestic Violence Services and Resources to Students, Parents and Guardians
  • C.G.S. Section 10-16b: Prescribed Courses of Study in Public Schools: Health and Safety Education
    Requires school districts to offer health and safety education in Grades K-12 in a planned, ongoing and systematic fashion as taught by legally qualified teachers and include, at a minimum: health and safety including but not limited to human growth and development, nutrition, first aid, disease prevention, community and consumer health, physical, mental and emotional health, including youth suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, safety, which may include the dangers of gang membership, and accident prevention.
  • C.G.S. Section 10-220a: Requiring School-based Professional Development
    Effective July 1, 2010, C.G.S. 10-220a was amended to require 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 legislation directs the State Board of Education, within available appropriations and utilizing available materials, to assist and encourage local and regional boards of education to include domestic violence and teen dating violence as part of in-service training programs.
  • C.G.S. Section 10-222: Promoting a Safe and Healthy School Climate
    Section 10-222g
    Section 10-222d
    Section 10-222h
    Effective July 1, 2011, legislation was enacted that strengthens bullying laws in Connecticut schools. Several state statues were enacted that hold schools responsible for providing a healthy and safe learning environment for all students. Some requirements of this legislation include developing a school climate plan, adopting research-based prevention and intervention strategies, and identifying a school climate coordinator.