To assist school personnel in identifying accurate teen dating violence prevention materials based on sound prevention messages and principles, the IDOE has developed a set of guidelines and an assessment process based on .
The materials identified through this process will assist schools - especially those serving grades six through twelve – with the selection and implementation of student oriented dating violence education programs.
While both teenage boys and girls report acting violently because they were angry, teenage boys are much more likely to use force in order to control their girlfriends, while girls more often act violently in self-defense.
Sexual abuse refers to forced or unwanted sexual activity or rape.
Dating violence is a kind of intimate partner violence that occurs between two people in a close relationship.
In a deeply split 6-3 decision, the court ruled yesterday the so-called "spanking" defence in Canadian law does not protect or excuse "outbursts of violence against a child motivated by anger or animated by frustration." Still, parents, their stand-in caregivers, and teachers may use reasonable force if it is for "educative or corrective purposes," Chief Justice Beverley Mc Lachlin wrote for the majority. "Criminal Justice Processing of Sexual Assault Cases," Juristat: Service Bulletin. Elder abuse may be defined as "any act of commission or omission that results in harm to an elderly person".
During the 2010 legislative session, the General Assembly passed SEA 316, and the Governor signed IC 20-19-3-10 into law.
The legislation requires the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), in collaboration with organizations that have expertise in dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual abuse to identify or develop and make available to schools; (a) Model dating violence educational materials, and (b) A model for dating violence response policies and reporting by July 1, 2011.
The Department has developed a model for dating violence response policies and reporting which is based on recommendations from both national and state level experts.
The information and recommendations provided are made available to assist school personnel in the development of guidelines and policies which will be specific and appropriate for their school corporation.