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Dating Matters

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention helps educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens.

Based on insights from teachers, this online, accredited course uses expert interviews, creative visuals, interactivity, and compelling storytelling to communicate the relevance of teen dating violence prevention to anyone working with youth.

This training is designed for anyone interested in learning more about how to stop teen dating violence—before it happens.

This training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Additional resources to support your teen dating violence prevention work.

Dating Matters Training


The Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT) is an online system that helps local health departments and their school and community partners assess and monitor their capacity for implementing a comprehensive teen dating violence initiative. The DM-CAPT allows for organizations to gather information on organizational and intervention specific capacity, instantly generate automated capacity assessment reports, and work with partners to determine capacity priorities and develop a web-based action plan for monitoring capacity building efforts.

The Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool


The Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy is an online interactive resource that provides guidance in evaluation of Teen Dating Violence and Teen Dating Violence related policies. Policy development is a key component of a comprehensive approach to teen dating violence prevention.

The Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy highlights three important considerations to keep in mind when informing policy: restrictions, capacity, and clarifying roles. The online resource will walk users through the policy process with the aid of worksheets, tools, and policy related resources.

The Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy