Implementing the Safe Dates curriculum in all ninth grade health classes and through additional projects at Willingboro, N.J., High School

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The purpose of this project is to implement "Safe Dates," a dating abuse prevention program for both male and female middle- and high-school students. This research-based program includes four components: a nine session dating-abuse prevention curriculum; a play about dating abuse; a poster contest; and a parent awareness program. Education Information and Resource Center will implement "Safe Dates" at Willingboro High School in Burlington County, New Jersey, reaching 870 ninth grade students over three years. The program will be managed by the Willingboro High School Based Youth Services Program (Making Visions Possible - MVP). As a primary prevention program, Safe Dates will raise students' awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships and the causes and consequences of dating abuse. Students will develop skills and resources to develop healthy dating relationships and to help themselves and others in abusive dating relationships.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 6/25/2008

Time frame: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011

Grant Number: 64601


Educational Information and Resource Center Foundation

107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200
Mullica Hill, 08062-4446


Patricia Bruder
Project Director