Ohio Substitute House Bill 19 (HB 19) became effective March 29, 2010.
The bill requires public schools to incorporate dating violence into their policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Use social media to share photos of you, your friends and adults in your life holding paper versions of candy conversation hearts with this sentence completed: “I’m changing the message by…” Don’t forget to use the hashtag #controlisntlove and tag @NYSOPDV to spread the love.