Posted on: October 3, 2016
4th R Curriculum
The 4th R is an interactive classroom curriculum that aims to reduce youth dating violence by addressing youth violence and bullying, unsafe sexual behavior, and substance use. The program is rated Promising. The program was shown to significantly lower physical dating violence rates among boys. However, there was no significant difference in physical peer violence, substance use or condom use between the control and intervention groups.
This is a school-based prevention program for middle and high school students designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration. The program is rated Effective. Adolescents in the program reported perpetrating less psychological and sexual abuse at all four follow-up periods, compared with youths in the control group. There was a moderate effect of treatment on physical violence victimization.
A two-part intervention designed to reduce dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school youth by highlighting the consequences of this behavior for perpetrators and increasing faculty surveillance of unsafe areas. The program is rated Promising. The intervention groups had statistically significant outcome impacts, albeit with mixed results. The most important classroom activity was the hot spot mapping of unsafe areas that informed the schoolwide intervention.
A school-based program, taught over 3 school days by attorneys, in which students learn warning signs for dating violence and how the law works in relation to domestic violence. This program is rated No Effects. Results were mixed for all items except help-seeking and knowledge about dating violence and the law, in which the treatment group exhibited positive significant differences compared with the control group.
School Health Center Healthy Adolescents Relationships Program (SHARP)
A high school-based, relationship abuse prevention program. The goal of the program was to identify students’ knowledge of abusive behaviors and teach them about relationship abuse and resources for its prevention. The program was rated No Effects. There was no significant impact on recognition, use, and knowledge of adolescent relationship abuse resources, and intentions to intervene, but participants had significantly greater increases in recognition of sexual coercion.
Brief Motivational Interviewing for Dating Aggression
This program aims to reduce harmful behavior with young adult couples who are unmarried and are not cohabitating. It uses a brief counseling method to address ambivalence toward behavioral change and encourage self-motivation for behavioral change. The program is rated Promising. This program was shown to significantly reduce reports of physical aggression and harmful alcohol consumption, but had no significant effect on reports of psychological aggression.
Youth Relationships Project
This was a community-based prevention program that targeted youths who were at risk of becoming involved in abusive relationships. The goals of the program were to increase youths’ awareness of the signs of an abusive relationship and teach them how to develop healthy, non-abusive relationships with dating partners. The program was rated Promising. The program was shown to significantly reduce abuse perpetration and victimization over time.
Social Learning/Feminist Intervention
This is a 12-session program for adolescent females with a history of exposure to violence/abuse and involvement in the child welfare system. The goal of the program was to reduce re-victimization in teen dating situations. The program used a health-promotion approach to help girls develop healthy relationships and to respond to abuse in their relationships. The program is rated Promising. The intervention was effective at reducing physical re-victimization, but not sexual re-victimization.
Risk Detection/Executive Function Intervention
This is a program for adolescent females with a history of violence/abuse and involvement in the child welfare system. The goal of the program was to reduce re-victimization in teen dating situations. The program used mindfulness-based, cognitive interventions to build skills for responding to risky situations and improving executive function (including reasoning and problem solving). The program is rated Promising. The intervention was shown to reduce sexual and physical re-victimization.