Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.This Web page is designed to be a resource for educators and others to find information that will help to support the development of healthy and safe relationships. Below please find a fact sheet, webinar and other resources that support implementation on the local level. Per Connecticut General Statute Section 10-220a, each local or regional board of education is required to provide in-service training programs for its teachers, administrators and pupil personnel on teen dating violence and domestic violence programs.The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has developed this Teen Dating Violence Web page to provide resources and technical assistance to support meeting the requirements of this legislation. Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.