For Educators & Service Providers

At Break the Cycle, we believe education is the key to preventing domestic and dating violence. We work with schools, youth groups and service providers to give young people resources and knowledge to develop essential life skills and transition successfully into adulthood.

Our tools are designed to:

  • Educate young people on dating abuse and creating healthy relationships.
  • Guide young people.
  • Empower youth to speak out about dating abuse in their schools and community through service-learning.
  • Build media literacy.
  • Turn schools into safe environments that benefit from policies to protect students, model respect and provide confidential avenues where youth can report abuse.

Resource Materials

Download handouts, posters and palm cards as easy educational pieces for your students or clients. And best of all -- they're free!

Respect WORKS!

In 2011, Break the Cycle partnered with Hazelden Publishing to create Respect WORKS! - a four step model approach for ending dating violence in schools. Innovative in its comprehensive plan towards improving policy, educating youth and engaging peer leaders in service-learning, Respect WORKS! pairs the research-based "Safe Dates" program with Break the Cycle's expert resources including [Ending Violence].

Love is Not Abuse

Beginning in 2012, Break the Cycle is operating the Love is Not Abuse campaign and grassroots coalition of advocates. The campaign includes comprehensive resources for parents, a digital abuse curriculum and tips for engaging men and boys.

"Start Talking" Campaign

Loveisrespect and Blue Cross Blue Shield have partnered to create a new dating violence prevention curriculum and toolkit available in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The "Start Talking" Campaign is the largest single engagement of schools ever attempted. 


Break the Cycle provides videos that you can use to illustrate the importance of creating healthy relationships. In addition, we partner with Lifetime Television to distribute their production of Reviving Ophelia and corresponding teen and parent guides.