The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is announcing a new project that addresses teen dating violence. In partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content for K-12 classrooms, and with funding from Verizon, NCADV is creating resources that engages youth ages 12-18 on the subjects of healthy relationships and teen dating violence. Available at no cost, these resources provide educators easy to use, easy to integrate classroom lessons and activities. The announcement of this Take A Stand Youth Curriculum coincides with Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Now in development, the Take A Stand Youth Curriculum will contain six online, interactive learning modules and will be accompanied by several easy-to-integrate lesson plans for both middle and high school educators. The program goals are to provide a free, accessible and engaging tool about healthy relationships and teen dating violence that US educators will integrate into their current teaching plans; and to engage students in conversations about healthy relationships, the dynamics of abuse and what they can do to stay safe and become allies for others. NCADV anticipates this curriculum to be integrated into schools across the country with the support of Discovery Education, which serves 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students worldwide.  

The interactive curriculum will clearly identify and address each form of abuse and the appropriate action steps to implement when engaged in or confronted by domestic violence. It will also include bystander strategies and resources for both victims, abusers, educators and parents.

About National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors and works as the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. NCADV does this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive change. For more information about NCADV, visit www.ncadv.org.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number of nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,900 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 114.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.