Teen Dating Violence


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Reducing Teen Dating Violence Through School-level Interventions

A new NIJ-funded study has found that school-level interventions reduced dating violence among middle school students by up to 50 percent. The multi-level, randomized control trial studied the effectiveness of school-level and classroom-level interventions, as well as a combination of the two, in reducing dating violence and sexual harassment in 30 public middle schools in New York City.

“The success of school-level interventions is particularly important because they can be implemented with very few extra costs to schools,” said John H. Laub, director of the National Institute of Justice. “The scientific methods in this study were rigorous.”

School-level interventions include using temporary school-based restraining orders, higher levels of faculty and security presence in areas identified as “hot spots,” and posters to increase awareness and encourage reporting of incidents to school officials.

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Students Interviewing Students about Cyberbullying
We would love to have you see our new 8:00 minute video which we co-produced with students at Spaulding High School in Vermont during the 2011-2012 academic year and which was completed this past summer.  It focuses on social media, cell phones, and the internet, looking at some of what students like and don’t like about this technology.  You can find it on YouTube at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J8PV7x2ygU

Understanding and Responding to the Adolescent Perpetrator of Dating Violence and it is available for $25

Can be ordered on the EMERGE website at www.emergedv.com

Working with Young Men Who Batter, Dean Peacock and Emily Rothman


Tony Porter & Ted Bunch: A Call To Men


Rus Funk: http://www.rusfunk.com/

VAWNET: Teen/dating violence


The Facts on Tweens and Teens and Dating Violence |  PDF (2 p.)by Futures Without Violence (2011)This fact sheet presents data from various studies to show the prevalence of teen dating violence among tweens and teens.

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2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll |  PDF by Knowledge Networks for Liz Claiborne Inc. (June 2011)This survey with 508 college students including 330 women and 178 men reveals that a significant number of college women (43%) are victims of dating violence. The results also show that college students generally do not know how to help their friends (58%), or themselves (38%), get out of abusive relationships.

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Understanding Teen Dating Violence Fact Sheet |  PDF (3 p.)by Centers for Disease Control (2008)This fact sheet notes three types of dating abuses – physical, emotional, and sexual – and draws on research to show that teen dating violence is a public health problem. The fact sheet also presents CDC’s approach to teen dating violence prevention.

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Interpersonal and Physical Dating Violence among Teens |  PDF (8 p.)by Antoinette Davis, National Council on Crime and Delinquency (September 2008)This document examines the prevalence of dating violence by gender and communities of color. The document also presents information about the different types of dating violence and their effects on teens who experience dating violence

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Dating Violence Among Adolescents |  PDF (3 p.)  HTML (3 p.)by Smita Varia, Advocates for Youth (November 2006)This document presents information about dating violence, the types of dating abuse, its effect, and prevalence of dating violence in both heterosexual and GLBT relationships. The document also presents suggestions for dating violence prevention programs.

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Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Relationships |  PDF (7 p.)  HTML (7 p.)by Carrie Mulford and Peggy Giordano, National Institute of Justice (2008)This document presents a gender analysis of teen dating violence. The author examines physical aggression by girls and boys. The authors describe the differences between adult intimate partner violence and teen dating violence.+ View Summaryhttp://www.vawnet.org/summary.php?doc_id=2195&find_type=web_sum_GC

The Connection between Dating Violence and Unhealthy Behaviors |  PDF (2 p.)by Futures Without Violence (2010)This fact sheet presents data from various studies to show the connection between dating violence and unhealthy behaviors. Information on risks associated with witnessing violence as well as mitigating factors is also included.

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Forced Sexual Intercourse Among Young Adult Women |  PDF (2 p.)by Emily Holcombe, Jennifer Manlove, and Erum Ikramullah, Child Trends (August 2008)This fact sheet uses nationally representative data to show that forced sexual intercourse is a common experience among young adult women of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Data on forced intercourse and risky behaviors is also presented.

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Dating Violence in Communities of Color |  PDF (12 p.)by Women of Color Network, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) (2008)This “Facts & Stats Collection” paper describes specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront teens and young adults of color, highlighting types of abuse and warning signs. Resources for additional information are provided.

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Teen Dating Violence among Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Girls |  PDF (1 p.)by Gunner Gurwitch, The Network/La RedDescribes comparisons to violence in heterosexual relationships, discusses additional tactics of power and control that may be used by abusers, highlights barriers often faced by LBT teens, and suggests ways to create a welcoming and affirming response.

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Domestic Violence and LGBTQ Youth |  PDF (1 p.)by Break the Cycle (July 2008)This fact sheet presents information dating and domestic violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) young people and the obstacles faced by LGBTQ youth in seeking help.

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Transgender Youth and Dating Violence |  PDF (2 p.)by Break the Cycle (2008)This fact sheet explains what being transgender means, how transgender youth may experience TDV differently. The factsheet also discusses barriers transgender youth face in seeking help.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit |  HTML by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, in collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of HHS (February 2010)This toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth and dv/sa fields to help programs create partnerships, meaningful services, and effective intervention and prevention strategies for working with youth at risk.

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month (#TeenDVMonth)http://teendvmonth.org/is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February. Resources and events of note are highlighted below.

Be sure to also check out #TeenDVMonth events hosted by our partners Casa de Esperanza and Break the Cycle.

Blogfest:Blogfest 2013 is a way to raise awareness about dating abuse and to join in the movement to end its occurrence. During Teen DV Month, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, together with Break the Cycle, want to hear what teens, parents and advocates have to say about dating, love, sex, and most importantly, healthy relationships. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger, or are still learning about the blogosphere, we encourage your creativity and participation. Get more information on how to participate throughout the month here.

Twitter Chat:This February we recognize Teen DV Month by continuing the national dialogue about engaging youth to help prevent abuse. Hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence(@NationalDVAM), VAWnet.org (@VAWnet), Safe Start Center (@SafeStartCenter), the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (@NCFY), and Break the Cycle (@loveisrespect), this twitter chat will share tools, techniques, and resources to support youth in realizing healthy, respectful, positive relationships. Join us on Wednesday, February 6 at 3pm Eastern at #reachyouth.If you think it’s difficult for an adult, imagine how hard it must be for a child. Let’s talk about having the talk.

Blog Talk Radio Series:In this two-part series, Music’s Influence on Teen Relationships, Tracy Wright from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Maurice Hendrix, a seasoned domestic violence victim advocate from the DC Metro Area, will lead a lively discussion on music and other aspects of pop culture and how they can serve to influence teens’ decision making and outlook within their relationships. Tune in for both 30-minute programs: Part I is February 15 at 3pm Eastern and Part II is February 22 at 3pm Eastern.

Radio Program & Webinar Discussion:Eric Anderson, Director of Youth Programs at Break the Cycle, will introduce Love Is Respect during the blog talk radio session on Thursday, February 28 at 1pm Eastern. During the webinar immediately to follow on Thursday, February 28 at 3pm Eastern, he will highlight various components of the website, loveisrespect.org, their new text and online chat features, and service provision to teens in need. Register for the webinar

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