Stop Teen Dating Violence Before It Starts

Two-Day Virtual Training
All trainings are held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central

December 6-7

May 14-15

December 4-5

Print Materials and Training Bundle: $895 per person. Free shipping with purchase of both training and program. Taxes and fees still apply, free shipping in continental U.S. only.

Call 1-800-328-9000 to register.

Attendees will earn 8 clock hours toward continuing education credits.
Can't make these training dates? Custom training options are also available.

If you had to guess, how many young adults in your community truly feel safe in their relationships? Of those that say they feel safe, how many do you think can't recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative abusive ones?

The prevalence of teen dating violence in your community may surprise you. In the U.S.:

  • About 1 in 12 high school students experienced physical dating violence (CDC)
  • 1 in 12 also say they've experienced sexual dating violence (CDC)
  • 26.6% of LGBTQ students and 14.1% of heterosexual students have been electronically bullied ( Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)

The most effective way to protect young people from all forms of dating violence is through prevention and education. Designed expressly for young people ages 12 and above, the third edition of Safe Dates: A Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Curriculum is an evidence-based program that equips young people with the skills needed to create and foster positive relationships.

I've purchased Safe Dates. Why do we need specific training?

Shifting community norms begins with in-depth awareness and education. During our Safe Dates training, Morgan Jones, prevention specialist, will walk you through the curriculum, ensuring you're prepared to administer this program with the expertise and insight needed to inspire safe dating for teens in your community.

Training Objectives

  • Understand the risks and impacts of physical, sexual and emotional violence
  • Build confidence in equipping teens of all diversities to create caring, supportive and healthy relationships via positive communication, anger management and conflict resolution
  • Practice the skill building and experiential learning necessary to expertly facilitate the program in any community-based setting
  • Recognize how to successfully administer the Safe Dates program with fidelity

I haven't purchased Safe Dates. What is it?
Safe Dates equips young people with the tools they need to recognize the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Highly engaging and interactive, this program reflects the issues today's teens face.

The third edition of Safe Dates has been expanded to include:

  • Updated statistics and facts
  • Information on dating abuse through technology
  • All handouts and parent resources on USB flash drive
  • Families for Safe Dates program to get families talking about healthy dating relationships and dating abuse

Learn More

Call 1-800-328-9000 to register.

Safe Dates has been designated a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It also meets core curriculum standards for health education and supports social emotional learning (SEL).

Thank you for your interest in the Safe Dates program training. Even more, thank you for your commitment to helping young people in your community. To learn more about the training and customization options, please fill out the form and a Hazelden Betty Ford representative will contact you shortly.
About the Trainer

Stacey Wisniewski, senior prevention specialist and programming manager, holds bachelors and master's degrees from Arcadia University, and joined Hazelden Betty Ford's Prevention Solutions team in 2016.

Wisniewski regularly provides engaging student education, adult training and consultation services around the world, as well as serving as a mentor for her colleagues in Prevention Solutions. She has developed and facilitated many virtual training workshops. When she is not traveling for Prevention Solutions, Stacey works with groups and individuals on maintaining a spiritual path to recovery from addiction.

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  • Participants completing entire program based upon attendance reports will receive post-test and evaluation emails after 2-3 business days. Credit certificates are issued automatically via email upon successful completion of post-test and evaluation.

  • CEs available to counselors (LPC, LCPC), social workers (MSW, LMSW). CEs not offered to psychologists, but school counselors with the previous credentials will qualify.

  • The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, provider #1487, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Graduate School of Addiction Studies maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/22/2020-11/22/2023. Social workers completing this course receive up to 11 continuing education credits for entire training.

  • The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0529.

  • The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

  • The Graduate School is an NBCC-approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

  • The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by CAADE Provider # CP20 975 C 0325, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-860-1123, CADTP provider # 125, and CA BRN CEP 16722.

  • Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 651-213-4538.