BCPS has partnered with the Broward Health and the CDC to bring all BCPS middle schools the Dating Matters/Safe Dates curriculum. Dating Matters is a universal primary prevention curricula designed to give youth an opportunity to learn healthy relationship skills and reduce youth interpersonal violence. The curriculum is for students in grades 6 (6 lessons) and 7 (7 lessons) and is based on the Safe Dates curriculum for students in grade 8 (10 lessons.) Learn more from the CDC. If you want this curricula in your school, contact DPI at 754-321-1655.
The Safe Dates curriculum for students in grade 8 and 9 and consists of 10 lessons. Safe Dates is the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse, a factor often linked to alcohol and other drug use. Adolescents exposed to Safe Dates (as opposed to those who did not receive the curriculum) reported from 56% to 92% less dating violence victimization and perpetration 4 years later. Learn more here. If you want this curricula in your school, contact DPI at 754-321-1655.
Get Real about Violence is a K-12, research-based prevention program that addresses a wide range of violent behavior in students-from bullying and verbal aggression at early grades through fighting and social exclusion at middle grades to relationship abuse and assaults that can occur in later grades. Learn more about GRAV’s multimedia curriculum consisting of three separate modules.
Too Good for Drugs and Violence High School (9-12) is a research based curriculum to help prevent use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, as well as prescription or over the counter medication abuse. In addition, it builds skills for decision making, communication, media literacy and conflict resolution, as well as building and maintaining healthy relationships. Available to BCPS’s employees through DPI Sharepoint.learn more Directions to Access Curriculum
‘Planting Seeds of Prevention’ Curriculum Book is a teaching tool and one stop shop for all your prevention needs. The prevention curriculum is organized into the 4 strands of prevention: Violence Prevention, Instructional Strategies, Health and Wellness, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Within each strand there are specialized lessons related to each area of prevention for both primary and secondary grades.
DPI’s SharePoint is accessible to all Broward County Public School employees. Go there to find many additional resources such as curriculum, videos, activities, and more.
The Broward Enterprise Education Portal (BEEP) is a secure, single point of access to digital resources for teaching and learning. BEEP provides resources to School District employees and has innumerable videos, classroom exercises and lesson plans.
In Reality Avenue’s “Relationships: What is REAL Love?” we explore how not only can REAL love be hard to find, it can be even harder to DEFINE! View this Reality Avenue show and learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of healthy versus unhealthy relationships, and be empowered to create and seek healthy relationships for yourself and those for whom you care. Use the program’s Follow-Up Discussion Prompters, Classroom Activities & Assignments following the viewing to educate and empower youth and adults to reduce bullying. Watch the show now.
The Health Teacher website has numerous free lessons related to health and violence prevention.
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 Veto Violence – 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.
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 DPI 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. //www.browardprevention.org/reality-avenue/reality-avenue-grades-6-12/relationships/ To view the Reality Avenue Classroom Exercises and discussion prompters webpage, CLICK HERE. //www.browardprevention.org/resources/violence-prevention/reality-avenue/relationships/relationships-classroom-exercises/
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.