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Record Number: 9442
Displayed from: Dec 07, 2012 , until: Jan 16, 2013

Heather's Law is a new state law requiring schools to teach students about teen dating violence and how to develop safe, appropriate relationships.

To help parents better understand what their students will be learning and learn what they should know about the warning signs of dating abuse, Fort Wayne Community Schools, with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, is offering a Safe Dates Parent Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.

Megan Wilson of the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau will be the guest speaker, sharing with parents how to spot warning signs that a teen is in a dangerous relationship, how to talk to teens about safe dating and what support services are available in the community.

For parents unable to make this meeting, a second meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Anthis Career Center.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.