STEP 2 Respect in the ECA

STEP 2 Respect in the ECA

S.T.E.P. 2 Respect NAYA ECA SAFE SCHOOL POLICY

In response to The Healthy Teen Relationship Act, an initiative from Oregon House Bill 4077, the NAYA Early College Academy has crafted the Safe School Policy to address the issues of teen dating violence. The policy is multi-faceted in its approach and addresses the rights and requirements of the ECA, NAYA staff, and students when it comes to TDV.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention

The Healthy Teen Relationship Act, an initiative from Oregon House Bill 4077 passed in 2013, outlines a number of requirements directing that Oregon school districtsadopt and implement a policy prohibiting dating violence and abuse by any student on school property, during a school sponsored activity, or in vehicles used for school-provided transportation. Schools are directed to provide procedures for responding to such incidents of dating violence or abuse, and provide accommodations for students experiencing dating violence or abuse. School districts are to develop age-appropriate education and training to help students, teachers, and faculty better identify teen dating violence and understand how to prevent such violence. NAYA has been funded by Office on Violence against Women to fulfill the above directives to provide Services, Training, Education and Policies to prevent, protect against,  and educate our community about teen dating violence, stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.