National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline Phone: 1-866-331-9474 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Florida Abuse Hotline Phone: 1-800-962-2873 Phone: 1-800-453-5145 (TDD) Florida Domestic Violence Hotline Phone: 1-800-500-1119 TTY Hotline: 1-800-621-4202 Non-emergency Legal Hotline: 1-800-500-1119 prompt 3 Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) 425 Office Plaza Dr.This measure would proclaim the month of February 2016 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and would encourage all Californians to observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that raise awareness about teen dating violence.Do you know where to go for help if you suspect a teen is in an abusive relationship?
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WHEREAS, Teen dating violence intervention and prevention programs can help to ensure a positive school climate and safe learning environment for all pupils, address warning signs of dating violence among pupils before behaviors escalate, and protect the safety of targeted students; and WHEREAS, According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 10 percent of high school students have been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or a girlfriend in the past year; and WHEREAS, According to the American Psychological Association, one in three teens ages 14 to 20 years of age have experienced dating abuse, and about the same number say they have committed dating abuse themselves; and WHEREAS, Victims of teen dating violence have increased risk for truancy, dropout, teen pregnancy, suicide, eating disorders, and engaging in other harmful behaviors, such as use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and WHEREAS, Pupils who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college, and adolescent perpetrators of dating violence are more likely to abuse their intimate partners as adults; and Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature proclaims the month of February 2016 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and supports communities to empower teens to develop healthy and violence-free relationships throughout their lives; and be it further Resolved, That the Legislature calls upon the people of California, including schools, community groups, youth, and families, to observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that raise awareness about the dynamics of teen dating violence and support young people in learning the skills to have safe and healthy relationships.
"Dating" or "dating relationship" means an ongoing social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature between two persons.
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1141 STATUS INFORMATION General Bill Sponsors: Senators Sheheen, Mc Elveen and Shealy Document Path: l:\council\bills\ms24ahb16Companion/Similar bill(s): 3458 Introduced in the Senate on March 2, 2016 Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary Summary: Teen Dating Violence Prevention Act HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/2/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5) 3/2/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5) 3/11/2016 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Allen, Hembree, Shealy, Young TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 25, TITLE 16 SO AS TO ENACT THE "TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT", TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, CREATE THE OFFENSE OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, PROVIDE A PENALTY, ALLOW VICTIMS TO SEEK ORDERS OF PROTECTION OR RESTRAINING ORDERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND PROHIBIT A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION FROM PARTICIPATING IN A PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "TEEN DATING VIOLENCE"; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-32-20, 59-32-30, BOTH AS AMENDED, AND 59-32-50, ALL RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION ACT, ALL SO AS TO REQUIRE THE INCLUSION OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE EDUCATION IN THE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM AND MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.