K.

BROUSSARD
M. CUSHMAN
J. JONHSON
A. A. MBIYE

C.MIRCEA
A. N. POWELL
B. B. USHER




Team dating violence is defined by the CDC
as “The physical, sexual, or
psychological/emotional violence within a
dating relationship, as well as stalking. It
can occur in person or electronically and
may occur between a current or former
dating partner” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
Understanding Teen Dating Violence).
According to the Department of Education:
 1 in 3 US teens have been victims of dating violence and around
the same number report having committed dating violence
themselves







 12% of girls in 9
th
-12
th
grade have been forced to have sexual
intercourse when they did not want to
 42% of female rape victims are raped before the age of 18
and 1 in 6 is raped before 25

SUBJECT TOTAL % TOTAL # MALE % FEMALE %
TOTAL 16.0 1,864 16.3 15.6
GRADE
9th Grade 11.6 478 12.9 10.3
10th
Grade
17.5 489 17.4 17.7
11th
Grade
17.8 418 15.4 20.0
12th
Grade
18.2 466 20.5 16.1
RACE/ET
HNICITY
African-
American
17.6 733 18.4 16.7
Hispanic/
Latino
13.8 180 --- ---
White 14.3 785 14.0 14.5
 • Belief that dating violence is acceptable
 • Depression, anxiety, and other trauma
symptoms
 • Aggression towards peers and other aggressive
behavior
 • Substance use
 • Early sexual activity and having multiple sexual
partners
 • Having a friend involved in dating violence
 • Conflict with partner
 • Witnessing or experiencing violence in the
home
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 Understanding Teen
Dating Violence).

 Females that have been exposed to dating violence
while in their teen years are more susceptible to
“depressive symptoms, disordered eating, smoking
and frequent sexual behavior in late adolescence”
(Bonomi, Anderson, Nemeth, Rivara, & Buettner, 2013, p 8).
 In males being exposed to dating violence increases
their risk of “disorder eating, post-traumatic stress
symptoms, anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation
and attempts, smoking, alcohol and drug use, and
diminished emotional well-being” (Bonomi, et al, 2013, p
9).


House Bill 882 is intended to amend part 14
of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the
Official Code of Georgia which is the current
"Quality Basic Education Act“ mandated by
the State Board of Education.
The amendment is to include the "Love is Not
Abuse" curriculum to the rape prevention and
personal safety education programs for
prevention of teen dating violence.


Representative Beasley-Teague



Spoke about teen violence and bullying and
necessity of prevention program in school
Curriculum “Love is not abuse” was already
written and paid for
Stated that she would bring bill back again
next year if it did not pass this year.


 The Opposition- Senator Tom Rice



 *Claimed there was not enough factual data to support that teen
dating violence was a problem in Georgia.
 *Claimed a violent act was hard to define and prove
 *Claimed that children should be taught right from wrong and to
respect each other at home
 *Pointed out that there is only so much time in a school day,
therefore there would be no time for implementation of the
curriculum.
 *Pointed out that a school should be the one to decide what it
teaches.
 *Claimed there was no funding to implement the program
 Ms. Williams (Tri-Cities High school Principle Secretary)






 Youth can benefit from preventive education but by the
time youth get too high school it's too late
 Youth need education on all relationships not just
boyfriend girlfriend (Anti Bully)
 Training should start as early as elementary




Ms Veil Brookview (Elementary Principal
Secretary)

Abuse is usually attributed to what is learned
in the home
Media has a lot of influence on children's
behavior
preventive lessons are necessary



Was the HOUSE BILL A response to Teen
Dating violence Problem?
 http://peaceinyourhome.com/creating-
partnership-with-your-childs-school/
http://peoplelovedating.com/how-parents-
can-stop-dating-violence-among-teens/
http://www.co.iredell.nc.us/departments/sh
eriff/dare.asp
http://www.getdomesticviolencehelp.com/t
een-dating-violence-help.html
https://www.pinterest.com/padvatlanta/tee
n-dating-violence-prevention/