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NCADV Announces New Project to Address Teen Dating Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is developing a new project that addresses teen dating violence. In partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content for K-12 classrooms, and with funding from Verizon, NCADV is creating resources that will engage youth ages 12-18 on the subjects of healthy relationships and teen dating violence and support school educators in their delivery of the content. Available at no cost, these resources will provide educators with easy to use, easy to integrate classroom lessons and activities.

In the first phase of development, the Take A Stand Youth Curriculum will contain six online, interactive learning modules and will be accompanied by several easy-to-integrate lesson plans for both middle and high school educators. Additionally, information and support resources and materials will be provided to educators and students on the topic of teen dating violence and how to best support those experiencing that violence.

The program aims to provide a free, accessible and engaging tool about healthy relationships and teen dating violence that US educators may integrate into their current teaching plans; and to engage students in conversations about healthy relationships, the dynamics of abuse and what they can do to stay safe and become allies for others. NCADV anticipates this curriculum will be integrated into schools across the country later this year with the support of Discovery Education, which serves 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students worldwide.  

The interactive curriculum will clearly identify and address multiple forms of abuse and provide appropriate action steps to implement if curriculum users are engaged in or encounter someone experiencing abuse. The curriculum will also include bystander strategies and resources for both victims, abusers, educators and parents. Additionally, NCADV is in the process of developing future phases of the project with the aim of providing and enhancing upon the resources as well as more deeply engaging local communities in further developing and making use of a broader curriculum.

About The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors and works as the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. NCADV does this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive change. For more information about NCADV, visit www.ncadv.org.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number of nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,900 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 114.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at 3:21 PM
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