We recommend and utilize the comprehensive evidence-based teen dating violence program Safe Dates. This is a ten-session dating abuse curriculum designed for grades 6 to 12 and is best used in a classroom or student group setting. The curriculum is highly engaging and interactive and also includes a skit about dating abuse, a poster contest, parent materials, and an evaluation questionnaire. Safe Dates materials include an instructor’s manual and CD-ROM. The program can alternatively be implemented in just six or even four sessions. More information on the Safe Dates curriculum can be found on the publisher’s website.
Through grant support by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation and Verizon Wireless, Jana’s Campaign can provide the Safe Dates curriculum to interested Kansas, and Colorado teachers free or at a reduced cost. We also provide teacher support, including up-to-date information on teen gender violence, training, curricular and co-curricular materials, and access to resources that will help them best utilize the program.