Recognizing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence Toolkit

1.1 How Is It Defined?

High school student sits with their back to a wall, looking at their partner

Each school district is required (Texas Education Code 37.0831) to adopt and implement a dating violence policy which includes a definition of dating violence describing “the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control another person in a dating relationship, as defined by Section 71.0021, Family Code.”