Heather’s Law requires the Indiana Department of Education, in collaboration with organizations that have expertise in dating violence, domestic violence and sexual abuse, to develop or identify model dating violence educational materials, and model dating violence response and reporting policies.
The department will be required to make these models available by July 1, 2011, to assist schools with the implementation of dating violence education programs and policies for grades 6 through 12.
The consequences of dating violence- spanning impaired development to physical harm-pose a threat to the health and well0-being of teens across our Nation, and it is essential we come together to break the cycle of violence that burdens too many of our sons and daughters.
This month, we recommit to providing critical support and services for victims of dating violence and empowering teens with the tools to cultivate healthy, respectful relationships Teen dating violence, which is a growing trend in the United States, is a type of intimate partner violence (IPV).
She was joined on the bill by Senators Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) and Vi Simpson (D-Bloomington), and Representatives Gregory Porter (D-Indianapolis) and Robert Behning (R-Indianapolis).Corkboard is Indiana’s electronic system used to collect evaluation and individual programmatic data including but not limited to the National outcome Measures (NOMS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) classification, demographic information on populations served, and other items as designated by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction.This system was developed by Indiana University and requires an authorized login for access.'s health education requirements found in Code 20-30-5-7 (2005) directs school corporations (local school districts) to provide health education without specifying grades, levels, or amounts of instruction.Code 20-30-5-8 (2005) requires that A course in safety education for no less than one full semester shall be taught in the eighth grade of each public and nonpublic school." Code 20-30-5-9 (2005) mandates that the principles of hygiene and sanitary science shall be taught in the fifth grade of each public school and may be taught in other grades; this instruction must explain the ways of dangerous communicable diseases are spread and the sanitary methods for disease prevention and restriction." Code 20-30-5-10 (2005) says that each school board shall provide in each of their public schools for the illustrative teaching of the spread of disease by rats, flies, and mosquitoes, and its effects, and of disease prevention by the proper selection and consumption of food," again without specifying grade levels or amounts of instruction.Debbie Norris, family members and friends will be in attendance at the ceremonial bill signing.