EDC is developing a teenage dating violence and abuse curriculum, Love Is Not Abuse, that will be taught in grade 9 English and health classrooms. Unlike other curricula on the subject, Love Is Not Abuse’s entry into the issue is unique; it will use brief, engaging texts (e.g., poetry, short stories, excerpts from screenplays, and theatrical plays) as a springboard to build young people’s awareness of how to make healthy choices in relationships and what to do if they are in abusive ones. Love Is Not Abuse will use a special blend of literature and health education and will draw on the motivating power of literature to help teenagers build effective strategies for dealing with relationship violence and abuse.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Director: Christine Blaber
Funder: Liz Claiborne Inc.