Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund: Supporting the Prevention of Relationship Violence


LABMF Training DVD

LABMF is pleased to offer our Teen Dating

Violence Workshop on DVD

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.


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Cost: $149.00 includes S+H
Introductory offer: $99.00 includes S+H
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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.

Karen Murphy, M.Ed.
Karen has a Master’s Degree in Health Education. She has been a health and physical education teacher for 26 years, 22 of them for the South Kingstown School Department in Rhode Island. She taught health at Curtis Corner Middle School and presently teaches health at South Kingstown High School.

Additional DVD info:

All handouts for both parts available with purchase of 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:
a. increase knowledge and understanding of healthy and unhealthy/abusive dating relationships
b. increase understanding of how to respond to victims
c. 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:*
a. increase knowledge of how to teach teen dating violence
b. 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


Sponsors: Centerville Bank, West Warwick, RI

Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund