- Hazelden Publishing
- 15251 Pleasant Valley Road
- P.O. Box 176
- Center City, MN 55012-0176
- Business hours:
- 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)
- Monday - Friday
- 651-213-4793 fax
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Safe Dates - Program description
The curriculum consists of five components:
- A ten-session dating abuse curriculum
- A play about dating abuse
- A poster contest
- Parent materials, including a letter, newsletter, and the Families for Safe Dates program
- An evaluation questionnaire
All the materials needed to implement the program are included in the Safe Dates manual and on the CD-ROM.
Safe Dates can be used as a dating abuse prevention tool for both male and female middle- and high-school students. Safe Dates would fit well within a health education, family life skills, or general life skills curriculum.
Because dating violence is often tied to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, you may want to consider using Safe Dates in conjunction with alcohol and other drug prevention programs, as well as any other general violence prevention programs. A school counselor could offer Safe Dates as part of a support group or counseling/education program or it could be used in after school, community youth enrichment, and faith-based youth programs. Safe Dates could also be used as an intervention tool at domestic abuse or crisis centers, in juvenile diversion programs, and with victim support groups.