State law addresses violence prevention
200-RICR-20-10-1.2.1 A Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
- Each LEA shall ensure that the coherent and coordinated K-12 curriculum for health includes a. Instruction in all content areas: personal health, mental and emotional health, injury prevention (including violence prevention), nutrition, sexuality and family life, disease prevention and control, and substance use and abuse prevention - including specific topic areas required by state statute; b. An emphasis on developing the key skills (i.e., accessing information and services, analyzing social influences on health, assessing personal risks, goal-setting, decision making, communication, negotiation, and advocacy) that cut across all health content areas and on practicing health-enhancing behaviors; c. Sequential, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate instruction K-12; d. Medically accurate information; and e. Compliance with statutory requirements for instructional time as well as with other requirements in the Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs.
216-RICR-20-10-4.7 Mandated Health Instructional Outcomes
b. Teen Dating Violence (grades 7 through 12): defining dating violence, recognizing dating violence warning signs and characteristics of healthy relationships, as stipulated in R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-22-24, and as defined in this Part.
Rhode Island DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSTRUCTIONAL OUTCOMES
This document outlines health education Standard and outcomes with regard to violence prevention
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-22-24. Dating violence education.
(a) Each school district shall incorporate dating violence education that is age-appropriate into the annual health curriculum framework for students in grades seven (7) through twelve (12).
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-22-26. Age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness education.
(1) All pupils in grades kindergarten through eight (8) in all public schools in the state shall receive instruction designed to prevent the abduction, exploitation, or sexual abuse of children. Such instruction shall be provided by, or under the direct supervision of, regular classroom teachers; provided, however, that such instruction may be provided by any other agency, public or private.