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Dating Abuse Training & Assistance (DATA)


DATA is a new program launched in 2018 that is specifically designed for Student Assistance Counselors (SACs) in New Jersey. It is a four-hour class that addresses the epidemic of teen dating abuse in our state by providing SACs with the tools they need to safely and effectively support teen victims on campus. The goals of DATA are to:

  • Define the dynamics, types and warning signs of teen dating violence
  • Identify strategies to identify, approach and support teens (includes addressing concerns of confidentiality)
  • Understand the components of a safety plan
  • Learn how to properly document incidents on campus
  • Enhance understanding of policies and protocols that increase victim safety and hold abusers accountable
  • Identify age-appropriate resource and referral information for support

About DATA

  • Cost: DATA is free of charge to SACs (materials, certificate, and light refreshments included).
  • Registration: Class size is limited and registration is REQUIRED. Email us at DATA@APartnershipForChange.org to reserve your spot.
  • CEUs: Teen Dating Abuse (Approval # 161005-1135R4), provided by APFC is approved for continuing education by the NJ Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Period: September 18, 2018 - August 31, 2020. NJ social workers will receive four (4) general continuing education hours for participating in this course. Attendees must complete the entire class, and the evaluation, and sign the attendance sheet in order to receive credits.


The current schedule is provided below or you can download a PDF. Please note that all sites provide free parking.

Northern NJ Site: Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute, 281 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, NJ
Date Time
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Central NJ Site: Holiday Inn, 36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ
Date Time
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Southern NJ Site: Emergency Service Trng. Ctr, 53 Academy Dr., Westampton, NJ
Date Time
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM