Relational violence is a major social problem that touches the lives of men, women, and children of all social, economic, and racial backgrounds. Join BCPS is combating dating violence and promoting healthy relationships.
Please Note: Any program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the programs directly for the most current information.
Dating Matters – This 60-minute, interactive training is designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens to understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.
Discovery Health curriculum – Office of Prevention has purchased a site license for every school in the District and it has numerous lesson plans, videos and classroom activities. Access it via Broward County Public School’s BEEP Portal.
Department of Health, FL: Sexual Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)
FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.
US Department of Justice: Dating violence resources
First Call for Help, 211 Broward: A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online.
The National Center for Victims of Crime: The Youth Initiative, National Crime Victim Helpline 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474/1-866-331-8453
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Presidential Proclamation: presidential-proclamation-national-teen-dating-violence-awareness-and-pr February
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Teen Resources: www.teendvmonth.org February
National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
Reality Avenue’s “Relationships: What is REAL Love?” ½ hour prevention programs created by Office of Prevention using Broward County students. Each and every show has FCAT and Sunshine State Standard classroom exercises created for teachers and counselors to use with their students. To view this Reality Avenue show CLICK HERE. http://www.browardprevention.org/reality-avenue/reality-avenue-grades-6-12/relationships/ To view the Reality Avenue Classroom Exercises and discussion prompters webpage, CLICK HERE. http://www.browardprevention.org/resources/violence-prevention/reality-avenue/relationships/relationships-classroom-exercises/
Safe Dates – Office of Prevention has purchased access for this curriculum on Discovery Health and it is accessed via Broward County Public School’s BEEP Portal. Safe Dates can be purchased by others through Hazelden
Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month: a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships during the month of February.
Women In Distress of Broward County– Broward Hotline 954-761-1133; Provides victims of domestic violence with safe shelter, crisis intervention and resources, and educates the community in order to Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) through Intervention, Education and Advocacy.
There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic – just go to our Data & Surveys page.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, (SBBC) is committed to protecting its students from dating violence and/or abuse by students. Consistent with the intent and requirements of Section 1006.148, Florida Statutes, SBBC upholds dating violence and/or abuse will not be tolerated and shall be grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with SBBC’s Dating Violence Policy 5010. Read Policy 5010, SBBC Policy against Dating Violence or Abuse in its entirety. To learn more, view the Broward County’s Dating Violence Policy 5010 Procedural Manual, 2011-2012 or view this Policy 5010 Investigation Flow Chart.
Annual dating violence training modules are used to help ensure prevention curriculum is in place to build a culture of health, wellness, safety, respect and excellence. DPI also endorses and provides Broward County Educators the research based curriculum Safe Dates (grades 6-12), Dating Matters, and Get Real About Violence (K-12th grade). For more programs and curriculum, view this BCPS Policy 5010 List of Dating Violence Prevention Curriculum and Programs.
You can report suspected or witnessed student on student dating abuse multiple ways:
- Report anonymously using the SIU’s Anonymous Reporting online, or
- Tell your school’s administrative staff.
- Are you a SBBC staff member receiving a report and want to know what to do? Follow the SBBC reporting procedures flow chart.
Want more information? Read the prevention training modules Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.