Dating Violence Awareness for Educators

Dating Violence Awareness for Educators builds awareness and skills relating to the growing epidemic of teen dating violence. The practice-based training gives educators the knowledge and skills to identify different forms of abuse and the confidence to have a trauma-informed disclosure conversation with a student.

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Trauma-Informed Teaching and Violence/Bullying Prevention

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20 Minutes

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Teen dating violence is a growing epidemic with the potential for adverse consequences throughout life. Research shows that one-third of American teenagers acknowledge they have been abused by someone they dated. It’s also estimated that half of the teenagers who experience rape or sexual/physical assault will try to commit suicide.

Through virtual conversation practice and a comprehensive tutorial on the topic of dating violence, this training guides educators and school staff through the requirement by many states to build awareness and skills related to this growing issue. This product focuses on dating violence, particularly the less obvious forms of abuse in a relationship such as: manipulation, control, verbal, mental, and emotional abuse, and crossing inappropriate boundaries.

Educators and staff have access to customized national, local, and school-specific resources in addition to simulation content.

The goal of Dating Violence Awareness for Educators is to gain awareness, knowledge, skill, and self-confidence to identify teen dating violence, and have a trauma-informed disclosure conversation with a student.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify signs of an abusive relationship including manipulation, control, verbal/mental/emotional abuse, inappropriate physical and emotional boundaries
  • Gain or reframe understanding of abusive behaviors in relationships
  • Explore and practice strategies and techniques for supportive conversations with students or coworkers
  • Determine the difference between the characteristics of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Identify local and national resources for referral or reporting

Evidence-based models and techniques, game mechanics, and key learning and assessment principles ensure users stay engaged and emerge with a deeper understanding of their ability to use their new skills in real life. Research shows that with experiential practice, increased emotional engagement and reflective thinking leads to stronger self-efficacy and behavior change.

Education and psychology professionals have contributed to the simulation content.

Learners receive customized feedback based on their in-simulation choices.

The simulation is available online 24/7. Users are asked to complete pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up surveys to assess changes in skills, attitudes, and behavior. Upon completion, users receive a certificate of completion. Clients have access to usage reports and evaluation data via the Kognito client portal.

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