Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Educating Delaware Students

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State of Delaware – Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Schools – Educating Delaware Students


In June 2012, the School Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Bill, SB 206 (Title 14, Section 4166) was passed by the General Assembly. The legislation requires Delaware school districts and charter schools to establish a policy on responding to Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault including guidelines on mandatory reporting and confidentiality, a protocol for responding to incidents and training for school administrators, nurses and counselors.


“When we educate students about Teen Dating Violence they can begin

to talk openly about the topic, feel comfortable seeking help and learn

the skills needed to develop healthy relationships.”

                                                                                         – Senator Liane Sorenson


Guide for responding to Teen Dating and Sexual Violence in Delaware Schools
Provides guidelines for Delaware schools for corresponding to teen dating and sexual violence and references the applicable laws and statutes. It provides schools a blueprint for creating a comprehensive and effective response to violence and/or abuse. It also contains information on mandatory reporting of child abuse, neglect, unlawful sexual contact with minors and threats of harm to self or others.

Healthy Relationship Curriculum
Middle school students will be challenged to reflect on how their attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, comments, and values shape their relationships with peers, friends, family, and the school community. This unit is designed as a primary prevention approach to interpersonal violence, teen dating violence, and domestic violence.

Educator Training – Office of Child Advocate
By selecting group code Educators, you are given access to the Mandatory Reporting Training for teachers and staff in educational settings. Please note that Delaware public school teachers must access this online course through Blackboard to be in compliance with the yearly training requirements per 14 Del .C. § 4123.



Teen Dating Violence Awareness Websites

Statistics show that 1 in 3 teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship.  

In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse. Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines and can be physical, sexual, economic or psychological. Early intervention is thought to be essential to helping young people develop healthy, respectful relationships with their partners.

Teen Sexting Fact Sheet
A fact sheet for teens, parents and educators

Center for Disease Control – Teen Dating Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline Information on Dating and Violence

Break the Cycle

Love is

Safe & Respectful


Rape Crisis Hotlines

Sexual Assault Resources

New Castle County

YWCA Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) 1-800-773-8570

Provides complete, free and confidential rape crisis victim service to sexual assault survivors aged 12 and older and their non-offending family members, friends and partners throughout the State of Delaware.

Kent & Sussex Counties

ContactLifeline Rape Crisis 302-761-9100

Assists survivors of a sexual assault, regardless of whether it just happened or happened many years ago with telephone counseling; information and referral; in-person support and assistance at hospitals police stations, and courts; plus, individual counseling for survivors, friends and family.

Delaware State University Rape Crisis  302-420-5751
24/7 victim service and crisis support

University of Delaware Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)  302-831-1001 press 1
24/7 victim service and crisis support
(give a first name & phone number and an SOS victim service advocate will call you back within 10 minutes)

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