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Parents of Murdered Dating Violence Victim, Legislators, and Teachers Unite to Launch 'MADE' - Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse
Date:12/2/2008

ricts, as a model for all states. Most recently, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) introduced and passed a similar resolution that specifically encourages women legislators in every state to introduce and adopt legislation that mandates each public school district implement a policy against teen dating violence and abuse, and incorporate information on the issue into health education curricula in middle and/or high schools.

"Liz Claiborne is a corporate leader in the fight against domestic violence and we are hopeful that with the launch of MADE, parents and educators nationwide will unite and address teen dating violence and abuse on another level," said Jane Randel, Vice President, Corporate Communications for Liz Claiborne Inc. "With the support and commitment of states legislators, we can push for education in school districts in every state, so that all teens will know what a healthy relationship really is."

MADE Petition

The prevalence of teen dating violence and abuse is a serious problem that must be confronted.

-- Nearly half of teen girls who have been in a relationship say they have been victims of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by their boyfriends.(1)

-- One in five 13-14 year olds in relationships say they know friends and peers who have been struck in anger (kicked, hit, slapped, or punched) by a boyfriend or girlfriend.(2)

I am a concerned parent/teacher/citizen, and I want all teenagers to be taught about healthy relationships, to learn how to recognize the signs of abuse, and know where to get help if they are in an abusive relationship.

I am signing this online petition to ask my state legislators to introduce legislation that would ensure that every middle school and high school in the state is teaching a course about teen dating abuse every year and has a strong policy against
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