At the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, Texas superintendents received policy update materials from the Texas Association of School Boards, which included guidance on the new code.Superintendents also received the Guide to Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools.Other games look like “Guitar Hero,” or old-fashioned Atari games.The games may not be too fancy, at least compared to today’s top game experiences.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.After his daughter, Jennifer Ann, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend in 2006, Drew Crecente wondered what he could do to raise awareness about teen dating violence.
Below are the 7 standards to ensure compliance with the code.
School administrators received training on this topic at Texas Association of School Administrators’ Midwinter Conference in January, 2008.
The Texas Association of School Boards also sent a revised Model Student Code of Conduct to its members.
Plus, it’s hard to communicate with teens in love, and for young people to know what is, and isn’t, an abusive relationship.
“It may be the first relationship they’ve ever been in, and they might not know what is normal or healthy, or abnormal or unhealthy,” Crecente says.
TCFV has been working with a statewide interagency group to develop model policies and collaborate with the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards for effective implementation of the new law.