Dating violence prevention in middle school and high school youth

In addition, students in the school-level intervention were more likely to intend to intervene as bystanders if they witnessed abusive behavior between their peers.

While it's hard to think that your children could become victims or perpetrators of dating violence or that it could be prevalent in your own community, one of the best ways to protect children is to increase awareness that dating violence is present in adolescence.

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These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.

At SPAN, we incorporate a social justice framework into our age-appropriate curriculum for school-based programs and community trainings.

We know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important.

Most of the handful of programs that have been empirically investigated are school-based and use a group format.

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During the preteen and teen years, young people are learning the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships with others, and it is therefore an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of teen dating violence that can last into adulthood.

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.

students throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties. The goal is to stop violent behavior before it begins.

Dating violence prevention in middle school and high school youth