LABMF Training DVD

LABMF Training DVD

LABMF is pleased to offer our Teen Dating Violence Workshop on DVD.  Schools may contact to order.

LABMF began its dating violence workshops for teachers in 2006. Through our workshops, which are approved for professional development contact hours by the Rhode Island Department of Education, we have trained thousands of teachers throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut. In 2007 Rhode Island was the first state to pass a comprehensive dating violence education law known as the Lindsay Ann Burke Act. Since then several other states have passed laws based on Lindsay’s law. The Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund is pleased to present it’s original workshop on DVD to help schools implement these laws. Teachers who are educated and well-trained in dating violence will be able to identify episodes at school, safely help victims, and play an active role in the prevention of dating violence through education in the classroom.

Developed for school staff, this DVD can be used as part of a school-based professional learning community. With minor adaptation, it may also be used to train any group of adults, such as college students, parents, mental health and medical personnel, other professionals, or the public. It is intended for use with adults, as the information contained in this workshop is powerful and can affect people both professionally and personally. This DVD is NOT intended to be used to teach teens.

The DVD content is still relevant as the factual info presented has remained unchanged.

At the present time, this DVD is available to middle and high schools only.

Contact if interested in receiving the DVD.

A copy of your organization’s state sales tax exempt form is needed

Workshop Presenters

Ann Burke, R.N., M.Ed.

Ann has a Master’s Degree in Health Education. She is a retired health teacher who taught school for 26 years, 25 of them for the South Kingstown School Department in Rhode Island She was a school nurse/teacher and taught health full-time for 15 years in South Kingstown at Curtis Corner Middle School.       Member: AAHPERD, RIAHPERD, ASHA, RICSNT

Karen Murphy, M.Ed.

Karen has a Master’s Degree in Health Education. She was a health and physical education teacher for 30plus years, 22plus of them for the South Kingstown School Department in Rhode Island. She taught health at Curtis Corner Middle School and South Kingstown High School.      Member: AAHPERD, RIAHPERD   Karen is presently retired.

Additional DVD info:

All handouts for both parts available with the DVD.

Part 1: 1 hour, six minutes
Audience: school staff including teachers, administrators, assistants, school mental health professionals, school resource officers, school nurses, all teachers who will be teaching this topic to students, or college students, parents, other professionals

Goals of Part 1:

  1. increase knowledge and understanding of healthy and unhealthy/abusive dating relationships
  2. increase understanding of how to respond to victims
  3. increase knowledge of the availability of community resources

Topics covered:



Why does this happen to teens?

Goals of teaching dating violence

Types of violence

Warning signs

Cycle of Violence

Healthy and unhealthy relationships

Victimization & effects of dating violence on the victim

Responding to a victim

Safety planning

Referrals within schools

Teens and the law

Community resources

School liability

Steps school can take

Part 2: 32 minutes

Audience: health teachers or any teacher who will be teaching the topic of dating violence in the classroom

Goals of Part 2:*

  1. increase knowledge of how to teach teen dating violence
  2. increase knowledge of teen dating violence curriculum materials

Topics covered:

Overview of teaching teen dating violence within a comprehensive health education curriculum

Scope and Sequence for teaching teen dating violence

Review of current curricula and resources

Adaptation to individual schools and communities

Quotes from workshop participants

“What a landslide of awareness the information created.”

– Mary Caporelli; School Administrator

“The staff is more aware of the implications for our students. They know how to respond appropriately as a result of the training.”

– Michele Humbyrd; Principal

“The strength and knowledge of the presenters filled me with motivation and courage to make a difference in my school and community. In all of my teaching experiences, this was the most effective workshop that I have attended.”

– workshop participant

“In my 13 years of teaching this was the best and most informative conference I have attended. I will most definitely share this with my staff and include this into our curriculum.”

– workshop participant

“Excellent job! The presentation/information should be part of every school system.”

– workshop participant