Building Capacity for Response to Intimate Partner Violence in K-12 Schools
Schools benefit from having internal capacity to respond to students that have been exposed to or experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Although Colorado does not have laws that mandate districts or schools to develop practices and policies that specifically address youth relationship abuse, other states have mandated and developed best-practice models from which we can learn. The Center on Domestic Violence, through our END Violence Project is implementing school level strategies that focus on sustained access to a continuum of services in the areas of prevention, intervention, and response in K-12 schools in Denver. This workshop will be an interactive conversation about how to engage districts and schools in committing to promoting safe relationships and providing trauma informed response to students that disclose harm.