Safe Dates Open Enrollment

An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum

*Access to the 3rd edition curriculum is required for this training. If you select the training plus curriculum option, a week prior to the training, materials will be sent to the shipping address you provide when registering.


This virtual training will equip facilitators and educators to lead students through the newly revised Safe Dates curriculum, helping them understand the differences between healthy relationships and abusive, controlling or manipulative dating relationships. The Safe Dates curriculum is designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Safe Dates training will help you learn how to facilitate the curriculum to raise student awareness of the differences between healthy and abusive dating relationships and the causes and consequences of dating abuse. The curriculum is also designed to equip students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships and develop healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution.

The Third Edition of Safe Dates now includes updated statistics and facts, information on dating abuse through technology, USB handouts and parent resources, and the Families for Safe Dates program to help families discuss healthy dating relationships and dating abuse.

Friday, September 10th, 2021
8am-4pm Central Standard Time

Virtual Live Training Via Zoom
$249 for Training Only
$495 for Training plus 3rd Edition Curriculum
Call to register: 1-800-328-9000


Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
8am-4pm Central Standard Time

Virtual Live Training Via Zoom
$249 for Training Only
$495 for Training plus 3rd Edition Curriculum
Call to register: 1-800-328-9000


Who Should Attend?

The Safe Dates training is designed for educators and facilitators who are looking for assistance or resources to help their students build healthy relationships or recognize the warning signs of abusive, manipulative or controlling relationships.


What Will You Learn?

Following the completion of the Safe Dates training, participants will learn how to:

  • Discuss the severity and consequences of teen dating violence
  • Cite the reasons why Safe Dates is proven to prevent and reduce dating violence
  • Implement the four components of Safe Dates: the curriculum, the dating abuse play, the poster contest, and the parent materials
  • Evaluate student performance


Training Requirements

*Access to the 3rd edition curriculum is required for this training. If you select the training plus curriculum option, a week prior to the training, materials will be sent to the shipping address you provide when registering.


Training Agenda

Define Dating Abuse
Introduction to Safe Dates
Safe Dates Implementation Data
Session Review
Program Implementation
Family Materials

About the Presenters

Stacey Wisniewski, Senior Prevention Specialist

Stacey Wisniewski holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English and Literature from Arcadia University and has worked with adolescents in several teaching and mentoring positions in and out of schools. When she is not traveling for FCD, Stacey works with groups and individuals on maintaining a spiritual path to recovery.

Deirdre Flynn, FCD Manager of Field Operations

Deirdre Flynn joined FCD in 2012 as a Prevention Specialist. In January 2019, she was named FCD's Manager of Field Operations, yet still enjoys working with students in classrooms, parents and school faculty and administrators. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, worked as a teacher in grades K-12 and has coached youth sports. Her family moved to Switzerland in 2007 where she was very active in her children's International School'Parents Association and learned to speak German. She and her family moved to the Chicago area in 2015 where she volunteers in her community and is enrolled in a master's program. Deirdre has been active in recovery communities in two countries for over 30 years and is the proud mother of two young men.


Continuing Education

Following the successful completion of the entire program, attendees will earn 6.5 CEs and will be issued a digital certificate that will be emailed at the close of the program at no additional fee.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, provider #1487, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period:11/22/2020-11/22/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.

The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, NAADAC Provider #77968. Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming. Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.

Enroll today to join fellow educators and providers in an immersive, one-day training that will equip you to facilitate Safe Dates with your students.


Questions, ADA requests, inquiries to bring the Safe Date training to your organization or cancelations three days prior to training date?

For any additional questions Please contact Michelle Katz, at MKatz@HazeldenBettyFord.org.