Jewish teens and dating
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Students learn how to recognize signs of abuse, how to end abusive relationships, and how to develop healthy dating relationships. “The Teen Dating Abuse program has been extremely beneficial for Columbia High School students,” said Lisa Delli Santi, Columbia High School teacher and advisor to its teen dating abuse council.
Specific topics include identifying warning signs, communicating with friends and ending an abusive relationship.
“New to the dynamics of dating, most teens are naïve to the subtle signs of abuse making them particularly vulnerable,” said Diane Beni, NCJW/Essex co-chair of the video production.
The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex (NCJW/Essex) launched “Crossing the Line,” a new educational video on teen dating abuse awareness and prevention.
The video is the most recent addition to its pioneering Teen Dating Abuse (TDA) program, a comprehensive cost-free classroom experience for high school students that since its inception in 1992 has reached more than 50,000 Essex County teens to help prevent them from entering into or remaining in abusive dating relationships.Interns receive 40 hours of intensive domestic violence training and “on-the-job” mentoring; conduct outreach to synagogues and day schools; and facilitate healthy relationships workshops.