Program proponents should emphasize the curriculum's value in combating violence among students.
Examples of Success and Results The Dating Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) grew out of a partnership between a treatment program for batterers and a shelter for victims.
Men and boys will also be engaged in awareness activities.
As part of the Strategy, the Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre will be created within Status of Women Canada to better align government resources and enable the sharing and development of research into GBV.
Classroom-level interventions were delivered in six sessions, using a curriculum emphasizing the consequences for perpetrators, state laws and penalties, the construction of gender roles, and healthy relationships.
School-level interventions included the use of temporary school-based restraining orders, higher levels of faculty and security presence in "hot spots," and raising awareness schoolwide.
Together with community-based agencies, the schools publicize services available to victims and batterers.
Potential Obstacles Because of fear or embarrassment, many students are reluctant to seek help through counseling and hotline services.The Williston, North Dakota, Network Against Teenage Violence developed the curriculum When Love Really Hurts: Dating Violence Curriculum.Established in cooperation with the community's family crisis shelter, the four-session text is designed for incorporation into social studies, health, history, or psychology classes.is the Government of Canada’s response to gender-based violence (GBV).It builds on current federal initiatives, coordinates existing programs and lays the foundation for greater action on GBV The Strategy is based on three pillars: The Strategy will fill gaps in support for diverse populations, which could include: women and girls, Indigenous people, LGBTQ2 members, gender non-conforming people, those living in northern, rural, and remote communities, people with disabilities, newcomers, children and youth, and seniors.Established in 1986, the Boston-area program aims to "prevent boys and girls from learning to accept violence in their earliest relationships." DVIP programs include 'awareness weeks,' assemblies and theater performances built around the theme of respect; three-session courses in which former victims and abusers train students to identify abusive behaviors, engage in respectful communication, and manage conflict; special class sessions; performances in which youth dramatize issues of violence and gender stereotypes; 24-hour hotline and counseling services; an eight-session course that explores the causes of dating violence and trains youth as prevention advocates; and training for school staff so that they can recognize signs of dating violence among students.