Dating Violence: What It Is, And What Schools And Parents Can Do | News | Palo Alto Online |

According to Austin, school districts in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oakland currently are working on implementing versions of these model policies. The Los Angeles school board was an early leader, adopting a policy resolution to address dating violence issues in 2011, including hiring a special coordinator, training school staff, and educating students and parents. meet women The federal Office on Violence Against Women has awarded grants to LAUSD and districts in eight other states to support these school efforts to implement dating violence prevention and response programs, according to Kelley Hampton with Break the Cycle, one of the groups working with schools nationwide under the federal grant program. Palo Alto district officials and administrators declined to discuss with the Weekly their own efforts regarding school policies, trainings and protocols for responding to incidents of dating-related violence, stalking and harassment, as described in the editor’s note accompanying (LINK) the main story . Superintendent Kevin Skelly provided the Weekly with written information, however, describing a variety of district-wide efforts “to prevent discrimination, harassment and related bullying based on sex and to ensure that our schools and classrooms are safe and respectful places for all,” according to his email. The materials provided describe numerous trainings of staff, students and parents around bullying, harassment, disability awareness and discrimination issues. Multiple school curricula and activities also promote social kindness, respect, healthy relationships, responsible Internet use, and the importance of approaching trusted adults when help is needed.
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