Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
or Option 2: Before the lesson, print out pages from Web sites included in the Web site list and distribute to the class as a homework reading assignment.
Divide the class into teams that will each create one page apiece for one or more of the topics discussed.
Begin the class with a discussion of the important points covered in the reading.
Explain to the group, "There are ten statements hung around the room.
Your challenge is to silently go around the room and place a red dot on the statements you think are false and a green dot on the statements you think are true. Explain in your own words that because the issue of violence is very present in many dating relationships, you want the group to be knowledgeable about the subject.