Youth dating violence programs
Through programs such as CHOP’s STOP IPV, which provides support for IPV screening by healthcare providers in order to identify families experiencing IPV and allows for intervention to minimize the adverse effects of childhood IPV exposure, this cycle of violence can be interrupted.
There is an overwhelming lack of awareness of this issue among young adults, parents, and school personnel.
Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk behavior, pregnancy, and suicidality.
Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Program in New York City Middle Schools.
A 2009 study of sixth-grade students found that 25% thought it was acceptable for boys to hit their girlfriends.
More than one fourth of the boys with girlfriends said they had been physically aggressive (punching, slapping) with her.
There are many tools available to help schools get started. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202 gov --------------------------------------------------- “National Rates of Adolescent Physical, Psychological, and Sexual Teen-Dating Violence,” Michele Ybarra Ph D, MPH, Center for Innovative Public Health Research; Dorothy L.
Further, teenage victims of dating violence are more likely than their non-abused peers to smoke, use drugs, engage in unhealthy dieting (e.g., taking diet pills or laxatives, vomiting to lose weight), engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt or consider suicide. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Lessons From Literature Family Violence Prevention Fund Offers a classroom manual, handouts, and other free resources to help teachers incorporate violence prevention lessons into existing English high school curricula.
Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence Connects visitors with current research and interventions for children and youth experiencing domestic violence.