Just as students are educated on the dangers of drinking and drug use, Randel said, they should be better prepared for relationships.They created a similar curriculum for college students last year after the brutal beating death of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love.
The 1972 law was best known for its impact on high school and college athletics until 2011, when the Education Department sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to schools reminding them that they needed to be investigating sexual violence cases under Title IX, too.
This article is the final part of our four-part series on teen and young-adult relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking, which often overlap in unhealthy relationships.
To read our first installment on stalking, click here.
Part of the problem is that it’s difficult for teens and young adults to identify dating abuse, which can range from physical violence to verbal bullying to obsessive calling, texting or e-mailing dozens of times a day.
Fifty-seven percent of the surveyed students said it’s “very or somewhat difficult” to recognize abuse.